We know the book study is about to be cut. I am reading talk here of the preaching work being declared "over" and possible changes in disfellowshipping policy.
We know the WBTS is running low on funds. They don't make money from the literature and the new recruits are going straight back out of the revolving door. What if the plan is to say "the work is done, Armageddon any day now" in a hope to retain current membership and improve the retention rate of young ones raised "in"? Perhaps the reduced time spent at meetings and in the ministry would induce some to stay?