You make it sound like ham radio is some fundamentalist religion that must be forced down the throats of the unwilling. Do you see people interested in fishing, hunting, flying, racing, etc. constantly going on about "recruiting" people to their hobbies? If people are interested in ham radio, they'll pursue that interest and jump thru all the licensing hoops. Plus, why measure the vibrancy of ham radio by the number of licensees? Why do things always have to constantly "grow" to be considered successful?