I am betting they may be preparing to cut WAY BACK on foreign language support.
Was wondering the same thing Sweeney. At first, my thought was "printing two english editions is not cost cutting." Unless...they plan on centralizing their publications to English and cut back on all the other languages they print. Then that is cost-cutting.
Agreed cantleave...especially in regards to this simplified brochure it does raise the question: who ARE they targetting? The regular one was far more basic than the simplified Watchtower. It didn't NEED to be dumbed down more. Who needs one sentence per page?