Imagine what the WTS would find out if they took the time to conduct exit interviews with all of us who quit the JWs? Do they even want to know why we stopped going to meetings?
Scully, I said something along these lines to an elder once after he delivered a talk telling us all what slackers we were and how unappreciative we all were because everyone was missing soooooo many meetings. I asked why they didn't ASK us why we were missing so many meetings, instead of TELLING us. After all, they're not psychic right? How do they know why so many stop going?
I suspect it's because they're afraid of what the answers would be. I know of those who have told their elders that there's no scriptural requirement for 5 meetings a week, or for turning in a field service report every month and that's why they miss so many meetings. One brother suggested that perhaps Bethel needs to rethink their demands on us instead of automatically jumping to the conclusion that we all hate Jehovah, as to one of the reasons why so many are leaving or just slacking off. The elders are left speechless when this happens because they have no answers.
In one sense I feel sorry for the elders. The GB blames the elders for low meeting attendance and they'll tell them this in Elder School. If your congregation has crappy attendance, it's not the Organization's fault, it's the fault of the local elders. While this might be true in some cases, overall, it's the Organization's fault as a whole as to why everything is crumbling.