Thanks for your opinions.
I see that Janet has posted something in the last few minutes. I agree with what she wrote and think she has explained my rationale quite well, even without knowing my thoughts.
My additional thoughts on this subject may be found in my recent post:
If you wish to contend whether internal training is the core of your own aikido training, please do so in the new "Internal Training in Aikido"
forum, as that is a separate issue from the formation of that new forum.
I don't think any further discussion on the formation of that new forum will be very constructive, so this thread is now closed.