"It's cyclical" , I agree, but what often happens is that most JW's go in to Zombie mode at R.C's, mind in neutral, not listening and remembering anything.
The time to watch for, for us "inactives", is just after the relevant Watchtower is studied that deals with the question.
In a few months things could subtly change for a few of us.
I think as well that depending upon how you conduct yourself in the years after you leave, you eventually become seen, not as any real threat, but simply the guy/gal who used to be a JW.
All of this may, I hope, come to next to nothing, despite the fact that the GB/Leaders of JW org would love to see "inactives" totally shunned, as we are the group most likely to plant seeds of discontent and doubt.