My question stands- Who has been in combat and used Aikido with enough regularity to say for sure if Aikido is effective in combat?
Okay, here is your answer. Nobody.
Nobody I have ever met meets the criteria you laid out.
So what is your conclusion based on this answer?
I think everyone I know in Aikido would back up this "Nobody" answer as well.
Again, that being the answer...what is your response or conclusion?