Many of these changes make sense from a legalistic point of view.
The cloak-and-dagger release method makes sense as everything over
there is secretive and suspicious, and I could see someone leaking it
but not outright spilling the news in case someone traces it back to them.
Eliminating the PO, at least in name, makes sense as was pointed out
here about a responsible party at the cong. to sue.
Still, the methods of release and our sheer speculative marathons cause
us to never know what to really expect. If the PO's were told something,
someone would have spilled it here, so they must be in the dark. (Yes,
make a joke here.)
Apparently, there are vast changes planned. While we will run amok with
speculations, we can be sure that they are about lawsuits, money, keeping
members. Since all those are major concerns right now, they must have
major plans to address each.
What might be our problem here- most of us have been in the organization
through a fairly stable period. We are post-1975 and the only major changes
were 1995's GENERATION and the more recent ones with books, mags,
invitations offered door-to-door, shorter public talks, now the bookstudy.
We are used to a fairly stable WTS, when it's own history shows it is really
quite unstable, but we were fooled by a short stable time.
Garybuss said something along the lines that this is a book-publishing company.
One way to guarantee a bestseller is to change the doctrine. All the JW's will
want that book, so it sells millions. It's not a secret that they will keep changing
things. I think he also said they keep changing doctrine because even they
don't believe it.