It wasn’t until I started visiting apostate web sites that I realised the full extent of the overlapping generation. I also had never heard of UN, Beth Sarum, or the other multitude of scandles WT had embroiled itself in, before I came here.
The fact that "apostates" and those no longer in the religion know more about the religion than those who are still active is simple: that is why they left the religion.
After an in depth conversation about JW doctrine, an active believer said "If I knew as much about the Bible as you do then I'd already be an Elder". REPLY: "I used to be an Elder and if you knew as much about the Bible as I do, then you would no longer be a JW!"