"It would be more fun to see abusers try this in a Judo or jujutsu freestyle format where these ....er....people.....would have no chance for that kind of abuse. Where they would have to fight for the chance to maim a lesser player, and maybe have it cost them for their effort."
My money would have been on Arikawa Sensei.
Ellis and Goldsbury's comments are incredibly astute and accurate I think.
But, to each their own. There is tons of "other" AIkido out there to satisfy the less martial. Actually most of it looks that way now.