WTWizard, same with me.
jwfacts: The 1980's were the glory days for me. The end was so certain, the generation almost up. The downward spiral started with the change of the generation teaching in 1995, and they just have not been able to reignite the "sheep" since then.
Even though I remember all the excitement and other stuff from the 70's, I was young then; the 80's were the glory days for me, too. I agree 100% with what you said about the change of the generation teaching.
Phizzy: but the JW's of my day were certainly of a much higher calibre than today's, today most JW's cut and run if they find someone who is prepared to even discuss religion.
I, too, believe the JWs were of higher caliber back then and that today most JWs cut and run if they find someone who is prepared to even discuss religion.