Good ol' plaster mesh walls. Nothing like em when you need to remodel a bathroom. Cut up for days.
The green board is some part hype and some part truth.
The good thing about the green board is it will last longer than regular sheetrock in humid ,moist conditions. My point is that for the cost difference which is not much in a remodel ,it is worth the expense long term.
As for nothing wrong with your good old plaster....the mold you get on your walls and ceilings is mold that is comming from somewhere.Mold does not keep comming around unless something stays wet.
I have remodeled hundreds of bathrooms that were plaster 1' inch walls with tile on them that looked in pristine shape. Solid walls that when hit or probed did not move.
Then the remodel starts and the walls behind the plaster ...are not there! The plaster was holding it all together with no signs of damage to the wall.The mold was terrible and the exterior siding was rotten on the backside.
No studs or 3/4 exterior sheathing....just junk.
Be careful of what you think you have.