Re: Process or Result
If I correctly understand what you said, I totally agree. I feel like too many people want to try and make their aikido 'look like' M. Ueshiba's without grueling through the necessary path to develop what was underneath. To me technique is a tool used to train and develop spirit. So, for my training, having an easy, soft, and weak path of budo...where there is no expansion and elimination of limitations and weakness present...would make my training pointless and without value or quality.
If I'm off base, please disregard.