Oh come on guys, I just cant get it. The age demographics of the Brotherhood is everything. Even whole nations die out because this principle. That's why industrialized nations have immigration, to bolster the low local birth rate that most are now in, just to guarantee the replacement of the older tax payers. So just start reading some books on macro economics and history, in stead of depending on the anecdotal stories of "i know a brother, who knows a brother, who knows a Governing Body member". It only the physical evidence and the numbers we have that is real.
LETS REVIEW THE EVIDENCE AGAIN
Kingdom Halls are being sold in numbers never heard of before (with the money going the US)
Assembly Halls are being sold in numbers never done before ... ever (with the money again going the the US)
Congregations merged are being in numbers never done before ... ever.
There is effectively NO new building works.
Most western nations had real falls in Publisher numbers (meaning no young people to replace the old)
The total cut pack in the production of physically printed items.
The bleeding of money through the courts (and the bad press).
And this whole switch to digital more wasn't for free, must of cost millions to setup and its maintenance and bandwidth is not for free either.
These are FACTS.
Only on Bizzaro World, can anyone say that these are the hallmarks of a thriving company with a future.