You could even throw out the, they are not qualified to comment on what will work in the ring until they have fought fedor type comments that a lot of traditional people throw out (If you haven't trainined with X shihan you can't comment this art sucks...)
I'd agree with this. I don't think I have heard any shihan comment on this issue, or even care about it.
The converse applies as well. This is what you are saying... correct?