Worth repeating - that mirrors my experiences, and it's a good summary of why I don't usually talk about anything technical, conventional or not, in this medium (although I'm certainly free to do so, if I choose!).
Yes, online forums are limited in what they can achieve. Just try teaching shoho-nage
on this forum, and that's just one of our basic waza
. Of course, with aiki
it is so much the harder. But I think we can get ideas, directions, things to try.