Peter A Goldsbury
Well, as a moderator on E-Budo, I disagree on quite a number of points you raise, but I do not plan to rebut these points here.
My contention would be that the archives of E-Budo (what hasn't been deleted) support my point fairly clearly. If, similarly, you look at the positions on AikiWeb a few years prior, you'll see the same sort of awkward point being made: what is "known" assertively by experts can come back to haunt at later times. Ipso facto.