Very good point Wing Commander
I agree with you. I do recall the good old times (the 80's and early 90's)how did we allowed to make research, and families gathering together to study the WT article study. I left with the start of the new millenium. Indeed I can see from my possition how do the GB is trying to get TOTAL control over the JW's.
I believe the book study it was the best thing in the WT world. It was in family inviroment and it build relations between the JW's. Only future will show the impact of this change on the JW's.
Personally I believe is a negative developement and it will turn WT more culitsh than ever.