I was just thinking....
Aikido is not only a physical art, but a very subtle one. Internal skills are more subtle yet.
Maybe we should just ignore any post (or poster) who says things like "I don't need first hand experience," or "I will not train with X." Such people are clearly not interested in actually testing their preconceived notions.
Of course, then we would immediately have to abandon almost all threads like this one. And where's the fun in that?