so we should walk away from aikido, right? since the old guy had it and none of his students were/are anywhere close to his level. simple logic, yes? same goes to aikijujutsu, judo, karate, and a whole host of arts, yes?
Simple logic with a simple answer: yes. If you look, we are certainly voting with our feet. People are recognizing the difference between the aikido that was handed down to us, and the way of aiki. And which of those are many of us choosing to follow now?