If the reports about eliminating City Overseers are true, then I consider it more evidence that the Watchtower's Legal Dept. is concerned about what may be their most dangerous weakness, namely Circuit Overseers.
They have a solid "chain of command" structure, no different from the Catholic Church. They have church authorities with defined rank leading directly to the Governing Body. The Watchtower has "deep pockets" AND THEY ARE FURTHER ENDANGERED BY LEGAL AUTHORITIES WHO REJECT THEIR LYING CLAIM THAT THEIR EMPLOYEES ARE JUST VOLUNTEERS! Nonsense like renaming Presiding Overseers as "COBE" is just more evidence that Watchtower lawyers are trying to obscure the upward chain of rank that could devastate them.
Meditate on the above and add the fact that, we, the HATED AND VILIFIED "APOSTATES", are on constant vigilance to find an opening, an opportunity to destroy them. It's just a matter of time before that appears.
Circuit Overseers must be laid off/fired. They are the "weakest link" that directly ties each congregation to Headquarters, together with every letter, appointment and directive that comes DOWN from the Governing Frauds. Let them agonize over this fact.
Of course, there is no reason to shed a single tear for these tyrants. They create enemies and then exacerbate the situation by preaching hate of the same. Hey Bethel Monitors! Don't ever wonder why you have trouble with opposers who used to be Witnesses. You are responsible for maintaining the circle of shunning and animosity, in your laughable claim to be followers of Jesus Christ (you know, that redundant character in the Bible, who advised "love your enemies" rather than get as close as you can to inciting violence against them?)
Good Luck with your future, Watchtower. You've clearly got some decisions to make.