Years ago I know talks to be accurate, authoritative, corroborative and encouraging.
However, now that Watchtower has change (including New Light) tactics applied so extensively, things seem to be worsening instead of getting better.
The 45 minute talk is frequently discouraging and prone to inaccuracy in non-scriptural facts. I hate to see the few means of JW secular education is done by careless misinformation. It mostly attacks the world and sometimes reflects the overzealous opinions of the speaker; for example, demonizing entertainment and the Internet. Causing some JW members with meek disposition to take things literally; hence they become Internet-illiterate and culturally deprived.
Are the elders slacking in preparation because they have 15 minutes lesser time to talk, or is there something wrong with the outline?
On another kind of talk, an overseer openly criticized (bashed) bought parties on some issue. Both the offenders and the victims. Why add insult to injury on the victim? Apparently, the offenders were elders, pioneers and close friends. Isn't this favoritism? ... Shame (3X)