What alarms me is the SPEED with which they have made these changes. Herd might as well have had a machete the way he carved slices out of each department. That doesn't show to me a sustainable business model being slowly rolled out. It shows sheer panic.
They already have congregational pledging. It wouldn't take much to implement it on a personal level. It will be just one extra form to fill in.
Yes, some may leave, but the gb will just blame it on the 'love of the greater number cooling off'.