You're absolutely right, the Ueshiba family has settled on a very bland, neutral style - the hub of a wheel only works because the hub is empty.
I understand their reasons for doing this, and it might actually be the best way to maintain a large international group of widely varying styles - but I'm not sure that (as in the original post) I'd want to pattern a smaller individual dojo in this style.
Thanks for your comment.
I didn't give the opinion "bland" to be right about but I'm with you regarding the neutrality and the likely necessity for it. They have the more individual shihans, satellite dojos and branches for the other stuff.
Great response, Carl. My thoughts verbalized quite clearly. Thank you.
Cheers. Glad to help.