I don't have all the details of their new "service year" numbers, but I have read enough on JWN to state my opinion pretty strongly.
Memorial attendance for 2015 was down.
While they kept saying they were going to build a bunch of new Kingdom Halls, and everybody is still in recovery from Watchtower taking all the local money away, they say pretty much that there isn't enough money to build new Kingdom Halls.
Putting GB members on the videos at jw . org has allowed people to really put a face and personality to these guys and remove the mystery of how they should be such deeply spiritual serious men. Instead they see silly thoughts about tight pants and, really everything that comes out of Lett's mouth is delivered ultra-goofy, along with the money reports.
The GB lost credibility a little more with every new light that shone down, with the strangest one being "overlapping generation."
Young people in first, second, and third world countries are finding access to the internet. Even long-time faithful ones are being steered to the internet. Regardless of how much they are told, they will stray and take a look at jwfacts or negative reports on child abuse or something about the Australian Royal Commission or YADDA YADDA.
They have manipulated numbers for peaks for years, but that is catching up to them.
Your thoughts on this are appreciated.