Well, unless you're talking about impressive people who seem to almost always "move out of the way" Like early Muhammad Ali, Roy Jones Jr, Anderson Silva, or other high level competitors. I mean no one is really interested in someone like Muhammad Ali, it's not like generations of people have been absorbed in thinking about how he did what he did...
There's certainly nothing wrong with avoidance, I love it.
I think what Dan is saying is that it isn't Aiki.
Not every good strategy is Aiki - I might even go so far as to say that Aiki really isn't a strategy at all, IMO.