True spiritual strength has less to do with how well we obey the leaders. The need to have others make our decisions is a sign of spiritual weakness, not strength. A spiritually strong person has a set of values that is not easily usurped. Such a person does not need to be careful about listening to debasing music, and can listen to even the most debasing music if the artistic merit is strong enough and not be moved to do something bad or offended by the subject. A strong person can look at debasing movies and not be swayed into doing what is portrayed therein. And, a spiritually strong person is going to make their own decisions without someone else having to do that for them.
Compare the witlesses. The "strong" witlesses always consult the Filthful and Disgraceful Slavebugger before doing anything. They are afraid to miss a boasting session, since there might be new instructions as to handle personal matters that they should be able to make their own decisions on. They always read the rags and littera-trash before making any decisions on personal matters. Before starting a job, they will look at the rags instead of whether or not they can handle the work. They need someone to tell them what music to listen to, when to get up and go to bed, how to act during a$$emblies, and so on.
If anything, I view the need for all those stupid "Keep Moving" and "Quiet" signs and "one towel" rules at the a$$emblies as a sign of serious spiritual weakness among the masses. If people were spiritually strong, they would not need instruction on things like these. Yes, they might want cautions about heat or other situations about which the risks are not well known or that they might not know exist. But, do they need someone telling them how many towels they need to properly dry their hands?