If the phrase "4th kuy" was missing from my post, would all the points I mentioned have a bigger validity for you?
No, but perhaps the phrase " I believe that in general if one does not have a couple of dans......."
Oh never mind. I'm not going to do this to myself this time.
If Cheng Hsin is the art you want, go get it. If you dont think aikido has what you want, dont do aikido. Dont waste your time trying to learn something you dont want to learn. Dont waste our time trying to convince us to fix something that doesn't need fixing. At 4th kyu, you can still get out without throwing too much of (y)our good time after bad. Have a great day.