First, a word about the Watchtower’s financial position: nobody (outside the Watchtower organization) knows. The WTBS is not required to disclose its finances, and doesn’t. We can speculate, but that is all we are doing.
Secondly, and more importantly, I think the XJW community needs to consider what the demise of the WTBS might mean for Jehovah’s Witnesses. For generations now, they have been trained to look to the authority of the Governing Body for any decision they may need to make. As we all know, they aren’t allowed to think for themselves on the most basic matters. Where will these people turn when they’re way of life is kicked out from under them?
I think that should something major happen to the Society we will see a wave of depression, anxiety and suicide the likes of which we’ve never seen. I expect that most Witnesses will eventually (or sooner) find somebody to tell them what to do. It would not be difficult for somebody (perhaps even the current governing body) to set up a new religion that looks very much like the old one. We’ll still be fighting the same enemy, he’ll just go by a different name.