Maybe for your congregation it was not a burden, BUT take for example my totally nutsy loyal JW parents' congregation. They had a perfectly good, excellent condition KH. The only problem was that every so many years the lift needed replacing.
They now have a New Quick Build KH, since the CO instructed them to get a new one and a HUGE mortgage to the WTBTS.
My normally docile, quiet JW parents complain that every Thursday meeting there are more 'begging talks' demanding more money. The contributions are never enough, and since the cong is made up of poor, disfunctional and uneducated people, they never will have enough money.
I suggested that they have a National Lottery Syndicate and see if JAH would bless them on a Wednesday or Saturday night to help clear the mortgage, but that didn't go down too well.
Flog the Sheep WTBTS and one day, watch the worm turn! (Did I just mix metaphors there?!)