My wife and I were really active, believing, sincere JWs, but even as mature adults, we found the meetings to be extremely boring. Boring meetings is one of the things that led to my becoming an ex-JW.
I really cared, and I wanted meetings to be really instructive and informative. I wanted a real study of the Bible - doctrine, geography, history, chronology, original languages, etc. I was proud to be a JW, and I wanted myself and other JWs to be fully equipped and prepared to defend what I thought was the truth.
However, I began to realize that the JW leaders don't want JWs to really study because their really studying would show up flaws in the doctrine and bring up questions that the religion couldn't answer.
That's why, for example, the "Bible Highlights" part was so controlled (I use the past tense because I don't know whether they still have that part.). Only a few minutes were allowed to cover several chapters in the Bible. No questions were allowed. The comments could only be on things like points that could help in the ministry.
Can you imagine how different meetings would have been if the elders were really intelligent and knowledgeable, and more time was allowed, and JWs were allowed to ask questions and voice opinions about things that didn't seem to make sense?
And why shouldn't or couldn't it have been that way? Think about it; they used to refer to the meeting that included the Bible Highlights as a "school". When I was in school, whether it was high school or college, we were allowed, even encouraged, to ask questions, voice dissent, etc. All my instructors, especially in college, were experts in their subjects and didn't fear questions or disagreements at all.
Compare that to the situation in JWdom. We're talking about what, if it were right, would be without question the most important subject on earth..... and the leaders fear questions and any hint of dissent. They fear and resent being challenged. And they, supposedly, are backed up by the greatest, most powerful being in the universe.
Supposedly, billions of lives are at stake, and JWs have the only key to survival; they have the one and only truth... and, yet, their meetings are largely boring drivel - a waste of time.