I see this as the thin edge of the wedge , the G.B. trying to be more relevant in this world , yet unleashing an openess they wont be able to control .
It`s like a crack in the wall of a dam , the water just trickles through first , then eventually a great torrent , and then the wall collapses .
The old fogeys are dying off and the new generation of witnesses are more liberal , more relaxed , more permissive.
We are seeing the beginnings of a "NEW WORLD SOCIETY " of jehovahs witnesses , LOL.