Since I woke up and left I've been contacted by others I knew from my youth who've also left the cult. Also people around the world on Facebook adding me out of the blue because we have mutual friends and they occasionally ask me stuff or share their story.
What I've noticed in the vast majority of cases, is that people are waking up not because of the ARC or doctrine but apathy. Active JWs are becoming less and less interested, less and less bothered. Being a Jehovah's Witness is not fun. Going to the meetings, knocking on doors, sitting down in a hot convention arena for 7 hours is not fun. The last two people I spoke to said they were fed up with the claim that non-JW friends are like this or that, when in fact they knew that they wernt the way Watchtower describes them at all.
I felt like this myself for the final 3 years of my active JW life. I thought "I dont want to live in paradise, i'd rather just live my life and die at the end". I think I mentioned this in one of my very first posts. It was due to the fact that a JW must work, work, work to be even in the congregation - let alone in good standing. Constantly scrutinizing oneself (and others), having no day free to just relax and being told that if you're relaxing you're not giving your all.
Remember when Tony Morris told the 8 million JWs that they need to be preaching even more? That when armageddon comes Jehovah will look at their hands and see blood on them? Who wants or needs to hear that? Worshiping a god should be a joy, a pleasure. Coming back from a religious observance should be refreshing. Coming back from a convention where Tony Morris is telling you that whatever number you're putting on your report slip you're still not doing enough isn't refreshing. Worshiping
Jehovah The Org isn't a joy.
The GB are boring and depressing the members out of the org. With no yearbooks, wafer thin mags that will now be printed indefinitely on a rota basis, the lack of convention releases, the serious dumbing down of "spiritual food", the media exposing them and still the promise of armageddon (just around the corner since 1875), the command to start shunning inactive family is making people think "even if this is the truth is it worth it?".
Tony Morris shown how truly devoid of compassion the GB are by declaring in 2014:
“Sometimes folks talk about this relative and that relative, and you know they’re baptized but they’re going through a hard time, and they’re not preaching…and you know they talk about Jehovah like he’s gonna understand and all that, and I’m like ‘what Jehovah are they talkin’ about?’ – I don’t know him. He’s not in here. That’s YOUR idea. It’s serious business. It’s life and death whether we share in the warning work.” - https://jwhelp.org/2015/08/10/governing-body-member-anthony-morris-declares-inactive-witnesses-as-good-as-dead/
People just dont care. That's the response I've had from those I've spoke to anyway.