The FSP counter is stupid.
I personally think it's shouldn't ever go down. The 20,000 number is meaningless to everything EXCEPT the successful completion of the Free State Project's stated goal. In terms of actually getting liberty in the minds and various headholes of people, the only thing that really matters is bodies in NH.
Jason Sorens revised the estimates needed once he saw the kind of activism that early movers did. The FSP counter didn't change. The FSP originally stated that they would dissolve by 2006 if 20K wasn't hit. They didn't, and the counter wasn't removed.
So I think the counter is stupid. Sure, it might be fun to watch, but Jersey Shore got good ratings, so that's not a good counter arguement.