I started aikido because I loved martial arts, I'd moved to a place where there were no good dojos of any style, and then this aikido dojo opened up. I didn't care two bits about aikido; I just wanted a good dojo to train in. I figured that if I just trained diligently, whatever this thing called "aikido" was would eventually reveal itself to me, bit by bit, but I wasn't in it for the revelation, I was in it for the process. I don't think any definition of power really figures into that.
I am curious, how did you come to love martial arts? What made up a good dojo for you, despite your lack of direct interest in aikido?