What arrogance! Particularly considering that some members of this forum have 30 years or more daily practice on the tatami….
Reading all these books didn't even teach them one basic thing - what the "Etiquette" is in martial environment. They feel safe insulting others, sitting safely in their bedroom.
No, Linda, as you can see, reading books doesn't do any good. In contrary, it creates false certitude "I know something about aikido".
Arrogance? To say that in addition to practicing I also find value in reading?
Some of the books I have benefitted from were written by members of this forum with decades of experience. I would assume they think reading at least their own books might be worthwhile.