One of my friends always says that he can tell the quality of one's aikido by the way he folds the hakama.
Wow then he would probably think my Aikido is crap because I dont fold mine either. I iron my own works shirts though would that count?
BTW in the circle of Aikido I train in Ive never seen anyone fold my sensei's hakama nor anyone else for that matter. I guess there are other ways to show our appreciation.