Terry, I think you absolutely nailed the psychological motivations of most witnesses with both of your posts! Excellent summary! Bang on! I will save this one in my favorites.
BTW, I was always the person who watched TV commercials and asked "what was wrong with the old soap that they had to improve it?'" So, I guess that is why I am out now. I only had to find the courage to apply that same sort of questioning logic that I naturally applied to everything else, to JW theology. Before I could do that I had to first overcome all those pshychological pulls that you described in your post.
I also think the society will eventually make the annointed a figurative numer and have been saying so for 3 years now. They do not need to do this to cement power in the GB, as was already pointed out, but they do still need to do it in order to have some sort of coherent cohesion in their doctrines and to explain the glaringly obvious discrepancy in the numbers of annointed. They cannot fall back on "not all who partake are truly annointed" as an explanation for too much longer.