Re: Translating "styles"
I think you're fortunate to be in an Aikikai dojo.
I have both Yoshinkan and Aikikai Dans, but I am always grateful for being in Aikikai because I can go almost anywhere, to any state in the US or country in the world and find a dojo and train with pleasant people and sometimes legendary instructors.
I know a lot of people here are Aikikai people, an Aikikai Yudansha 'passport' is a treasure.
Keep an open mind towards the excellence to be found in other Aikido styles, but I'd say you are in good company and best success to you.