If I were a betting person, I'd bet the month of April will boast an amazing increase in Aux. Pioneers. I mean, what a great deal -- only 30 hours (and who couldn't get that in???), and you get to be an Aux. Pioneer for the month?!
Who knows, maybe it's a trial run. By finding ways to boost the numbers of Aux or regular Pioneers, there is quantitative, measurable evidence to show Jehovah's blessings on his earthly organization (reinforcing the notion of Jehovah's favor and blessings). The resulting articles, attention, and excitement will surely take away some focus from existing and emerging cracks that are problematic to say the least.
To find something positive to get excited about is a big coup these days in Watchtowerland. I mean you gotta have something to counteract and provide some kind of counter balance to the cult fatigue so many must be feeling.