I prefer not to be in these discussions about who has it and who doesn't. As soon as you grab someone who has a little of it, you will know:
a) Your neck usually snaps in a crazy whiplash-style motion
b) You feel like you fell into a vortex
c) The person doing the aiki can decide if you feel pain or just throw
d) If they decide on the pain, you will probably(very politely) ask them never to do it again
e) You balance is swept out from under you in a variety of different directions instantaniously.
If those things aren't happening, its a different type of technique. Not a bad one, just a different one.
Oh, also, the person doing the technique is relaxed, very soft, and not expending energy.
Hmmm ... well, when you were down here for the seminar, if I remember correctly, you weren't very relaxed, you felt muscular, and you wasted a lot of energy. Er, wait, no, that was me.
LOL! I don't think I had enough beer.