Re: A question specificallly for those experienced in Aikido and Judo
I enjoy the intellectual and explorative process of Aikido training, especially in regards to development of kuzushi, kake and tsukuri through movement with the minimal use of "power and strength". Not that there's a single thing wrong with using power and strength (I say that as an Olympic weightlifting devotee)...just sometimes it's nice to "play nice".
It's also nice to work grappling off stikes, something that happens infrequently in judo. Well...then again, with some folks in randori... <_<
OTOH, there's a bunch of things in aikido that drive me insane and keep me away...but that's neither here nor there.