Back before the internet, JW's who left, either DF'd or DA'd had nothing to rely on. They didn't have the communication with others, nor did they have access that they now have with the internet.
Now, anyone can log on, even JW's, and see sites like this one, that talk about the real truth. Before internet, one may hate what the organization did, they may not believe it in their heart, but without tons of research through actual hard copy books, they had nothing to compare anything to.
Most people never had access to old books and magazines. There are stories of witnesses going into the congregation library and getting chastized at looking at old material. Now, you have thousands of people, that can post here, with experiences, with copies of these books, and a step by step guide of sorts that show why, and exactly why, the WTS is not the "truth."
It is so much easier now.
Thank you everyone, for making information available.
Now, when someone has doubts, and they have looked at the facts, when confronted by friends, elders, relatives, they can speak accurately about what really is going on. No more, "Oh, I am just spiritually weak." or "I am having doubts." They can stand up, and name times, places, people, circumstances that prove that the WTS is what they really are. We all have become more intelligent in regards to the real information.
This is evident, where more and more, we are reading stories of those up against elders and such, and they are able to give intelligent answers to why they don't go anymore. Perhaps these intelligent responses will indeed give the receipiant something to think about. More so than in the past. Now we have the evidence.
Perhaps this will eventually snowball. The more people that leave, and can say why with proof, it may start others thinking, and so on.
Let's hope so.