I believe that many of the Bethel-Heavy brothers who were not declaring themselves anointed were convinced otherwise by the Governing Body along the way in the past few decades so that they (company men) could be added to the leader collective.
I have a very strange idea about this: I think that the GB does target loyal, long time company men for GB work and could try to change their mind. If thats the case, I always imained a weird ceremony where they would read the scriptures of the older men in Jerusalem laying hands on Timothy, then get dressed in their Snuggies by candlelight, chant, pray, and have a simultaneous hand laying.
I know that doesn't happen, but its funny to think about.
It's interesting to me to relate two stories. One of my classmates in Gilead 119 had Anthony Morris as a CO. He told him of his experience, and how it dawned on him one year that he was annointed. The night before the memorial, he supposedly woke up his wife in bed in the middle of the night and said "Honey, I think I am going to have to partake this year..." He thought it would freak her out, she just said, "Ok" and went back to sleep.
Ulysses Glass, towards the end of his life, said that he always felt like he was of the annointed and didn't partake because he never felt worthy to do that. Eventually, he did. (I think that is in his life story in the WT...)
Oh well, I actually went through a day where I talked myself into being "annointed". Of course, I was just attacked in Cameroon for the 2nd time and in a great deal of pain. I wasn't thinking real clearly at that moment.... I imagine that is the case with a lot of this crap.