Again, I agree, but Japanese can be deluded too, as well as people with a lot of experience.
Still, I would give more weight to an opinion with a great deal of experience behind it.
Good. So people with a lot of experience in aikido (decades with Ueshiba trainees), who are well-established teachers with hundreds of students AND who have felt what Dan, Mike, Ark, Rob and so many others are teaching....I would think they would be best able to comment here. I would also think they'd be the ones you'd listen to more than some who come out of the mist wielding swords like magic wands.