And if you don’t reappraise it, the elders will “help” you and other “mature” jws.
For all their faults, one thing I can definitely say in their favor is that my parents have never been materialistic. Once it was just the two of them, they could afford a few more simple pleasures than they could when they were raising four kids. These "simple pleasures" for them came in the form of larger televisions, newer DVD players, and more movies.
Back in 2005, one of the single, self-righteous pioneers in my congregation got it into her head that my parents were materialistic and had the audacity to express this opinion to me. This was one of the final nails in the coffin, so to speak, that caused me to walk away from the Witnesses and never look back. If this judgmental attitude was the thing I had to put up with in the "new world", they could have it.