I found the article - it's not lost, it's just on the member's section of Aikido Journal. (Everyone should join! The amount of primary source material that Stanley Pranin is releasing these days is amazing.
"A Consideration of Aikido Practice Within the Context of Internal Training."
Anyway, I think it answers my viewpoint on this subject pretty completely (and therefore, answers Gordon's question as best I can).
thank you for posting this, what a great read. The latter part of the essay, speaks to me directly. I will be out and about in the world soon, looking to find good practice wherever I go. However, I have been 'changed' in the last couple of years by my exposure to both Mike and Dan. So my 'aiki/is' practice feels more relevant than aikido waza. I still enjoy the waza, but my focus has changed.
I may well end up on the outside of the mainstream, but I don't see that as a bad thing.