I'm sure quotes like the one beow have been posted here before but to me it was new. The WTBS has change dramaticaly from it's inception. It has become a power in the lives of JWs that was never intended by it's founder Charles Russel. Mind you I do not share Russel's view of the world but it is enlightening to see how he viewed the idea of an "organization" of Bible teachers.
"Beware of "organization." It is wholly un-necessary. The Bible will be the only rules you need. Do not
seek to bind other consciences, and do not permit others to bind yours. Believe and obey so far as you
can understand God's word today, and so continue to growing in grace and knowledge day by day."
Zion's Watch Tower, 1895, p. 216
Perhaps he was more insightful than I otherwise recognized him being.