You're much kinder than I am.~ Punk
You're only saying that because you don't know me personally. (Or because it's true!)
We were all hurt by WTS (at least I was), and thus I think we tend to hope to hear bad news about them. I'd love to see them crash & burn. So when someone says that WTS is going broke or bleeding membership, we hope it's true. We WANT it to be true. But that doesn't mean it is true. I had to agree with Bobby's comment that when someone says WTS is failing and will be gone in "decades", that is poor evidence that the biz is "failing" if it still has 30 years (decades) of life.
I recall all the RAH-RAH when Candice Conti was awarded $28Million. But when, appeal after appeal, the final award was lowered to about 10% of the original amount there was only silence. (And John Davis says it wasn't settled, but I thought there was a "gag order" on it. Would there be a gag order if there was not a negotiated settlement? If there is no gag order, why haven't we heard more?) Be assured, $2-$3Million is a "drop in the bucket" to WTS. Many of the newer KHalls in metro areas have cost more than that. The WT receives such gifts from estates of their dying members (who were to live forever in Panda Paradise) regularly. Plus there is all that "ice cream" money flooding in.
I appreciate that people like John D. and Bobby have spent the time to dig into these case. I don't have that the time (or perhaps interest) to do so.
Very much appreciate all of you contributions here, Punk!