"Ahh!" They say. "Here are people who are actually taking the scriptures and allowing it to change their lives! This is what we have been looking for!" So they come to our churches, and we welcome them. We teach them what we believe, and how we put those beliefs into practice in daily life, and they feel like they've finally found something. And then, something happens.
Somewhere along their journey they are almost certainly in for a disappointing discovery. What they thought was a group of people who had allowed Scripture to change their hearts, and thus their lives, are actually not that at all! They are actually mostly a group of people who, 1) are doing what they do because the Standards say they have to, and 2) spend most of their energy trying to come up with reasons that what they are doing isn't really necessary.
Can you imagine the let down feeling? The disillusionment, the confusion? Is it any wonder so many of them end up chucking it all and walking away?