Well, I'm not a child and Doshu ain't my Dad
If the Aikikai, on the other hand, wants to keep things together, then they have to create a model that gives people some reason to stay and send them money.
Sorry if my lack of English skills makes my point come across in the wrong way - but please don't reduce the line of thought in my statements to nothing by joking about it. I had a point - it dosen't go away due to a slick remark.
Regarding getting something out of the Aikikai... well.. as far as I see it there is plenty to be gained if you ask for it. So it is not a business that needs to pamper their customers. It is an organisation. Getting something from it requires participating and putting something in.
Had it not been for the Aikikai dispatching senseis to other places in the world in the first place... how much would Aikido have spread today?
Great day to you all