Yes, I was surprised by the recent developments - they reflect a seeming lack of momentum in the preaching work.
First, JWs can now "count" the number of tkmes they show a jw org video to someone who is not a jw.
Second, with few exceptions as in non-Western countries, the special pioneer arrangement is discontinuing, with those in such roles being invited to apply for regular pioneers. This will immedistely result in a downturn in hours reported in the field service.
Collectively, such moves unintentionally signal the preaching work is no longer of top priority. Watching numbers of new pioneers should be interesting over the next few years. Who'd want to be one?
I expect the steam to reduce even further. It won't be the demise of jw organization, but it is slowly morphing into a very different movement from whst it was even just a few years ago.