Hi Bradford, doses of reality can be confusing. We harbor the notion that, because TTATT makes sense to us, surely it will also make sense to the friends. We learn that reasoning and "common" sense are not universally valued by everyone and - shock, horror - things that disturb and worry us, do not have that effect on others.
It's hard, and at the same time, it's the way life is, whether in JW organization or elsewhere.
I recall as a JW wrongly concluding that all I had to do was appeal to newly-interested ones ability to "reason on the Scriptures", and they too would realize JWs had the "truth". I remember how deflated I felt when they did not see things the way I did.
As a then JW, I was much, much younger then - yet, even today, I can catch myself getting caught up in thoughts of, "Surely the friends can see how desperately erroneous the concept of the overlapping generation is!" But of course, like you have observed, for many JWs it's business as usual.
It can feel deflating when others do not see things they way we do - but that's just the way it is. And JW organization is one very, very small and tiny slice of what happens in a humungous world. Not everyone sees things the way others do...despite protests and wads of "evidence".
So, what I do is accept that there will NOT be a massive "awakening" and/or falling away from the organization.
Instead, based on years of data collected by the organization itself (and printed in the Yearbook), there will continue to be a slowing down of growth in Westernized countries. Baptisms overall are going down, and in many countries, the numbers of new publishers are barely keeping up with population growth (a big change from the 1960s through 1990s).
As time passes, more and more Witnesses do less and less and the organization simplifies the requirements of the part- and full time ministry.
No, there will not be a massive apostasy from JW organization but there is - and will continue to be - an encroaching, enveloping, stifling rise in membership apathy.
The organization knows full well that it has more to be concerned about over apathy than over apostasy.