For me, the contrast in the results so far of this current poll and the previous poll ("How important a part of aikido training is having good attacking skills?"
) is interesting.
The previous poll showed that the majority (82%) believed that having good attacking skills was critically or very important (38% "critically important", 44% "very important). However, only 36% of respondents of the current poll so far have said that the attacking skills at their aikido dojo is excellent/good (10% "excellent", 26% "good").
Of coruse, these polls aren't meant to be scientifically valid. But, I found the above interesting, nonetheless...