Re: best aikido you have seen
Unfortunately I can only vote from video footage.
"Budo" o'sensei is by far the best i have seen
Patricia Hendricks Sensei does one of the most moving demo's i've seen.
One of the instructors from Brisbane yoshinkan (sorry forgot his name) for biggest distance covered in a throw (barring o'sensei)
Doran sensei most suttle movements (what exactly is he doing???)
Textbooks? I have to agree Tohei and Kishomaru Ueshiba sensei's are tied.
In the flesh? Well there is a certain Doshu coming to Australia this year...