Personally, I have no problem with "steal the technique". I think a flaw in that teaching is that we have a competency gap in which the student is unable to comprehend what is happening, and therefore cannot "steal" anything.
I didn't/don't always know what it is I am supposed to "steal"/get until some one points it out to me.
I stole a lot of worthless stuff thinking it was of value only to hear "no, not this, this" and feeling the difference from being on the receiving end.
I especially find it useful to have the mental definition/description (not a lecture) to direct the physical training.
I have gratitude and appreciation for all those who help point the way for my body and my mind.
Thanks for the conversation.