But your own experience in Koryu Tai-Jitsu should illustrate the serious structural flaws in your "framework/structure" with the wrist down... I have not seen too much of Aunkai's Stuff or felt it but I am guessing that he/they might notice it too.
I do understand that our Aikido is not mainstream but the wrist down approach is something that Shoji Nishio felt was a fundamental training flaw in Aikido that made it unrealistic to practice and use against other Martial Arts.
i don't necessary think the wrist down a flaw. i have seen karate raising block using the wrist and the same thing with various Chinese arts. it couldn't be bad, could it? isn't wrist down to send energy up and palm up to send energy down? but then, does it matter whether wrist is down or up? just thinking out loud.
*got to stop thinking altogether. talking about dangerous habit!*