It has often come to my mind during reflection, why so many esoteric orders loose it.
A esoteric order, is about serving it's pupils and teaching them and passing down essential knowledge, much like a family.
Another pity is when a great group like the golden dawn, is destroyed by feud and argument.
Look at the golden dawn, the original was probably the best order of it's time and now it has been disgraced. The Ciceros have done a great job at restoring the golden dawn, so has many other GD imperators the thing is the politics, you would swear they ran a goverment.
David griffin (who by the way is a great magician and a brilliant imperator) is quite the picker, he fought with various GD orders and many leading to court.
Robert Zink (who is also a good magician) introduced a blaspheoumeus scheme to make money called "Astral Initaition" I am annoyed that they did this
A curious thing I saw is MOAA (the magical order of aurora Aurea) nick Farrell it's founder, is I believe an adepts exemptus he created MOAA as a modern approach to GD style Magick.
Anyway, I don't believe the Golden Dawn is the best option if you are looking for a order.
(I would recommend The Ciceros they are brilliant and lovely people, who effectively restored a lot of the golden dawn with the help of Dr. Israel
Or OTO seems interesting also the AA does