The GB are victims of religiousity. Jwism, as it is, has only existed since Rutherfraud's coup. When Boozerford took over, he drove away anyone who saw through his BS. Who was left? Sycophantic followers who looked to O'l Boozey for all the answers.... All those who stayed were the "true followers", unlike the Bible Students and their ilk.
The GB are just another generation of Organization worshippers, defending their world, the only world they can function in. Survival is the name of the game, for all of us. Whether they realize it or not, the GB are fighting to justify their employment in the ORG, which is now a Corporation; a living entity that won't easily die.
As time passed, the GB had no choice when it came to making adjustments in doctrine. As mentioned by others, the passing of time was steadily proving that they possessed ZERO special knowledge.
I had my doubts, but the 1995 Generation change is what really started my research, along with experiencing injustices of many kinds. I realized that the GB/ORG had no choice except to rebrand or die. That's why they stepped into the spotlight, they didn't have a choice. They could not remain nameless, humble scholars, ( ahem.....) of whom 95% of Dubs had virtually zero knowledge. That's like 95% of McDonalds customers having no clue who Ronald McDonald is.
For every action there is a reaction, or consequence. The GB are now in the spotlight, which the rebranding process required. As a consequence, they are now being exposed as morons, or lovable goof-balls to the uber-hypnotized, ignorant Dubs.
These uber-dubs are all that matter. They give their life-energy and money to MOTHER. You could half the number of dubs tomorrow, and those J-dumbs could support the GB for the rest of their lives. This is espescially true when you consider the option to go completely paperless. Heck! You don't even need a songbook at my KH!! They have the words up on the screen!! All the sheeple stare at the screen, mesmerized, glassy-eyed....