Little Toe, you are starting to scare me. ( by writing something that actually makes sense & with which I agree ) haha...
It seems to me that this "divine nature of Christ" issue is a huge one for JWs - both ones in the org and ones who have left. If you and I are on the same page here, maybe this issue is the first crack in the shell of latent "Arianism" which pervades JW theology.
Note, however, that I am not advocating "Trinity".
I know that I name-drop Ed Dunlap a lot, but that's because he knew more about this stuff than I do, and I admired his viewpoint. He started telling me some thoughts that gave me the "Trinity creeps" - I thought he was making Jesus too divine! He assured me he was not going for the Trinity as such...but -
Here is what he told me about the "divine thing" - "do you know, everything we know about the true nature of Jehovah really has to come from a knowledge of Christ"...His thinking was that the OT only gives us a vindictive and lawbound picture of YHWH, the war God. The "real" YHWH personality was in fact that of Christ.
His opinion, not mine, of course...but as the years past I have a kind of agnostic peace with this idea...