Well this is an interesting thread. One which I really have personal view on.
The B2B is just a way to take a newcomer through the steps in 4 1 hour sessions. Which was how it was done at one time, in meetings. If it is done the way it was in the Big Book the newcomer was worked just as soon as they become lucid. That is when the steps were laid out. Then they were done.
What is going on now is a group gathering that lets drunks come and go. Some get help some don't, heck it is almost the luck of the draw.
The amazing thing to me is the Rehab centers send their patients to the meetings (what are they being paid for) as well those who are court ordered. Now add to those the Skaters and it is no wonder a poor drunk has a hard time figuring it out and finding help.
Now personal stories really don't belong here but I think a little of mine may be in order. I will keep it real short.
2006 I got to attend by invitation of the State, a complete waste of time, since I was not ready. Two years ago I opened and started reading a 1st edition Big Book. It began with a note from my Grandmother to my father on his 16th birthday. I made it to page 23 when I knew the only way out of my situation was through God, Step 3 was complete. Now when I came to the rooms I found this, well I really don't know the word for it. But I can tell you it was not what AA was. My Grandmother went on vacations and never needed to go to a meeting. God was her guide.
Now the book "How To Listen to God" has the answers and the fill ins I needed.