Nicely put, Jon.
There's an ongoing debate to describe the Internal Strength pieces around the "how's it work" and "what Person X is doing versus Person Y". I think a lot of people are going to be quick to try to offer their "take" on the people, personalities and activities. It's going to be a hard mix of listening to people that know more while scrambling to get as much information from different sources as possible, working on your own skills enough to have a valid opinion, then ultimately running everything through your own processor/filter to decide what's the best course for you.
And for me that's the roadmap just for someone interested in IS/IP. How they do all that while also training in a traditional/mainstream aikido dojo (with all its accompanying . . er . . characteristics) . . is going to be interesting to watch over time. I might even start visiting one or two within traveling distance once in a while