I feel sorry for the JWs in remote rural areas.
There might be just one congregation in a KH, and it might be the only KH within a radius of 20 or 30 miles.
The congregation might be mostly old-timers who grew up in the org. The congregation is pretty much the only "thing" they've got. The building is the hub of their entire social connection. Maybe there's only 50 or 60 publishers in the congregation. But they are close-knit and loving toward each other.
Now the slick-dressed, preciously-coifed corporate trained 30-something LDC goons will come waltzing in, with their laptops & spreadsheets, and determine "this congregation must be merged, and the building sold".
No consideration at all for the well-being of the congregation members, just "these checkboxes are all checked, thus the congregation will be closed and the building will be sold, keep warm and well-fed, brothers, well we'll be on our way now."
And the 60- 70- and 80-somethings will be expected to make a 50 or 60 mile roundtrip, in the winter, through unplowed snow-covered roads, to attend their "new" congregation.
Within a year or 2, attendance at the "new" congregation, which should have been double the old number, will revert back to where it was (or even lower) before the merger.
The CO will come thru and rant and rave about "lack of appreciation for spiritual provisions" and demand the elders browbeat the flock to get them to attend again.
It's all so thoroughly depressing. Just to save a few dollars.