In fact, i recall attending an international convention in Montreal, CA ( Thinking it was early 2000's). Leading up to that convention that was word of an important decision and announcement being made at that convention. Now of course there was a lot of buzz going around with speculation that perhaps it would be decided that preaching would stop because we were so close to the big A, or perhaps another important announcement that would be earth-shattering.
I still remember, i was sitting in a hockey arena of sorts, when the big talk was given, and the brother came to the point in the talk where he said ...."and so brothers, we have an important decision to announce. We, as a global congregation of true christians, have decided we will stay faithful to the end, no matter what happens...".
Then a pause, crickets..., then as most of the audience realized there was nothing else, a few started clapping, and the rest followed, as you could almost see everybody's eyes roll to the back of their heads.
Moral of the story, it's always only buzz. There is never an "all chips in" announcement like the old days, because they have no idea what is happening in the future, and so they are weary of making big moves.