This is really what it is, this is Scientology and why it has survived because people have the wins cogs and EP's on the promise but when they pay for and receive the service it acts like the Suppressive person proving to them that it can't be attained.
This could be the why behind people paying for their bridge and then not doing it because doing it will take it away so they can't be convinced to come in and do it because the EP was the promise, not the result.
Then the next promise comes and the cycle starts all over, wins up front and losses at the end.
It's like working your whole life for a company but the company folds and you lose all your retirement , your job and your future was already spent or you contract for a job and get paid up front, you receive all the money up front, you blow it all but then have to complete the work which gives you the feeling you are working for nothing.
I know people who operate that way and they were all Scientologists.
scientology sells present time "success stories"
but never sells "after results" from doing the services.