When I was a teenager I extensively studied nearly every publication. I especially enjoyed looking up the root words meanings in the Hebrew and Greek of the Bible language. It gave me the flavor of a word and its origins. I would jot in my Bible all sorts of fine points and use them in research or if I commented.
I would say though that in the last 10 years of my attending, I only "studied" on the surface. I didn't do as deep a research on most things. However, I did become very knowledgable in elder requirements, especially judicial information.
When you were active, were you a good Watchtower student?