Nothing new...it's been going on for decades...low attendance and no matter how many local needs they give it will not do any good.
Was an elder for 21 years and at every elder meeting we would discuss the problem.
Let's not forget a good 50% of JW's don't have the " truth " in their heart, don't believe in it and just go through the motion of being a witness.
Back in the 80's and 90's two congregation that split due to increase of publishers , eventually they had to get back to one congr. due to low attendance and people falling out.
Good news indeed !!!