I'm not sure if its my limited perspective, but I have heard the saying "Elder's kids are the worst".
From my perspective, the saying appears to have much merrit. If this is true, why would those who seemingly are raised in the "best possible environment" and who would in theory be raised in harmony with the Society's direction (good "spiritual routine" , meetings, service, family study etc) turn out the worst?
Could it be that an elder's schedule is too busy for his family? Or perhaps its the "compressed spring" illustration, that children raised too strict go wild when they are exposed to the real world in their teens? Or perhaps such children are more likely to see what really goes on behind the scenes, and are less likely to believe the myth?
This also could explain a declining interest in "reaching out" for such "priveleges" as the younger generation sees them as simply more work or thinking and caring ones realize that thinking and caring is not on the agenda. I believe this has left positions to less caring and ambitious ones, which could cause the flock to suffer.
Is this something you may have noticed? Any thoughts as to why if you have?