When I was a reg aux pioneer, the back bone of the ministry was always route calls, Going out to people every 2 weeks with the latest magazines.
With the same 12 magazines on loop, then how does that work anymore?
How will the dubs pad out their times now?
JWs have gradually become averse to actually discussing anything. The slightest objection will lead to a "Oops, we've got people waiting for us, gotta go!"
The GB thinks that reducing "literature" content will somehow force JWs to converse with people? To suddenly be capable of defending their beliefs? Beliefs which might, literally, be reversed tomorrow, with the introduction of "new light"? Beliefs which most JWs can't even articulate, let alone defend (overlapping generations? a loving God is poised to slaughter 7.5 billion people? blood is forbidden, unless you break it down enough before accepting it?)
Lotsa luck, guys. You'll need it.