Yet Jesus says no one knows the hour. Jesus' statement would dissuade me. These statements aren't made in back rooms in secret. They are proclaimed very publicly. I feel it is important to me to witness what I read/heard/observed in a historical context. Witnesses are most uneducated without training in nuances. The Society encourages black and white thinking. It is not innocent speculation.
The "good news" of the Watchtower is scary. It terrorized me, particularly as a child. The illustrations for children in that orange book were meant to put the fear of the WTBTS in you. It is a human reaction to tremble at the thought of God even as we seek communion with God. Love is not attraction for Witnesses. They seek meek worshippers.
Woe to you Pharisees and scribes! Imagine what the WTBTS faces.