From my own personal feelings about the JWS when I was involved and I was brought up in the is religious practice from birth, was one of feeling of being lied to, exploited and manipulated to a certain extent. Reflectively though I could see some wholesome social behavior direction being propagated not surprising nevertheless since this faith is based from Christianity at its core.
Where and how the WTS/JWS got bit corrupted I believe is that this organization has always had a publishing house and its core operation and supporting finances were mostly from that endeavoring operation. This also included creating doctrines which were to support and enhance the proliferation of those published works.
One thing that always found bothersome is that when one gets baptized in this faith you have to make a vow of acceptance and devotion to the directors of this organization, namely the GB (FDSL) . Something that was obviously not done in biblical times.
Preaching the Gospel in the descriptive version of JWS was perceived by myself as doing so with a sort of tainted commercialization, which eventually brought my own lets say spirituality (belief) down to such a low level I couldn't stand it anymore, so I left a bit bewildered and a bit confused.
Its just too bad that this organization had so much attachment and adherence to that dam publishing house, I'm sure there would be more practicing JWS in the world today and the organization itself might look quite a bit different without it.
Much of the controlling mechanism within this organization is about designing people into being their own public sales representatives to the Watchtower Corporation. Everything being taught by those WTS executive leaders is theocratic doctrine and then presented and labelled as being spirituality directed by god himself as it were. From there is where the trouble and perhaps indulgent corruption is centralized and shows itself time and time again.
Any personal musing about this organization ?