Hi Clark, good point.
I have been for years in agreement with this point of view. But I've started to re-evaluate in recent years. What I thought was practical for me to be learning right now has changed because of a change in what I think is acheivable.
This position is exactly my point... It's not what O'Sensei did (or did not do) that makes
something achievable, but instead it's what you
can do that makes it so.