The psychology behind the 'numbers game' that the WTS plays is rather interesting, in sort of playing-ground, mine is much bigger that yours kind of way.
When the numbers grow, it is a sign of Jehovah's Blessing upon his people and the imminence of Armageddon. When they fall it is a sign of Christ blessing the congregation through a loving refinement process, and readying his people for.....you guessed it....Armageddon.
What seems to evade them is the fact that whether there is just one Jehovah's Witness alive, or whether the whole world is converted to its corporate policies, the doctrine they adhere to is a nonsense theologically. They are trapped in a miserable, endless cycle of C19th Adventist thinking where 'heads I win, tails you lose' is the only thought in town.
While JW woman, many of whom hold down responsible positions in the workplace stop draping a piece of cloth on their heads before they pray before men, or while educated people continue to allow semi-literate, grinning goons to control every aspect of their lives, then there is little hope for sensible direction.
I once watched a stout JW woman slap the face of an elder who made a patronizing remark to her, it was a delightful moment. He almost fell over a small wall into a thorny rose bush the blow was so strong. If there is a God in heaven, I am sure he must have smiled at that moment. I am a firm believer in the Jezebel School of Sane Thinking and recommend regular face-slappings for all men dressed in polystester suits, ties the size of horse blankets, and who think that Renoir is a pagan Christmas deer.
Either that, or drop LDH on Brooklyn via parachute, armed with a brain and her critical thinking skills - things that unhinge the most ardent JW - and take over the Wednesday morning policy meetings. I understand that most of the WTS Board are by self-admission, asleep on the job.