Why did Franz not draw attention to the procedure unless he was fine with it?
You make many good points Saintbertholdt and your OP is a valuable contribution to the discussion around Ray Franz. I respect the man but I would never go so far as believing he should be made an ex-JW saint!
We speak with the clarity of hindsight and a growing groundswell against the patriarchal investigative procedures and policies of asinine bodies of elders. Was the thinking on those policies and procedures so clear 20 to 30 years ago?
Besides, Ray Franz had his life turned upside down and fought valiantly against the stereotyped image of how apostates "behaved". It was almost as if he was terrified lest he become the very type of person the organization had portrayed apostates to be.
He could have easily 'done the dirty' on his uncle. But he did not want his book to be a variation on the atrocious ex-JW literature personified in the "I was a Watchtower Slave" literature evident up until the 1980s. Ray was an emotionally attuned man who cared what people thought of him. To some ex-JWs that made him a bit of a letdown because he could come across as being so careful in what he said, that it sounded at times almost apologetic. Call his manner the product of a man who faced several disappointments in succession.
Moreover, he retained an almost automatic guardedness against more outspoken ex-JWs and even came across as a little interpersonally remote.
Let's not forget he was booted out close to age 60, after a lifetime in the organization. He had a smorgasbord of stuff he could have used against the organization. But he didn't.