Rod Yabut wrote:
An alterior motive here is that I will take these observations as recommendations and attend any upcoming seminars these senseis may have while they are still cheap!
Just my opinion, of course, but you may see these positions go to those with the best political or organizational skills, not necessarily to those with the best technique or the best teaching skills. For this reason, I suggest you focus your seminar activities on those from whom you can learn the most, and better your own Aikido. It may be easier for you to identify those people anyway, rather than trying to figure out some complicated political construct.