Who really knows what Kano wanted Judo to be?
Pretty much anyone who wants to know can understand. Kano Sensei was beyond prolific in his writings, and quite a lot of them are getting translated and researched.
It's clear from Kano Sensei's own writings and comments that he was unhappy with the direction of the Judo organization's emphasis in his own lifetime. Reading his writings is not like reading Ueshiba's stuff. Kano wrote very clearly and effectively, and profusely. His writings in English are excellent because he spoke English fluently. Sadly, his English writings have never been gathered and published. In addition, he kept his diaries in English as well. It would be wonderful to see those published, but I doubt that will happen any time soon.