crystalwizard, why are you getting so frustrated?
I understood what you were saying, but when I introduced the idea of being uke for someone of a high rank, I am talking 4th dan and up....at that level I am pretty certain the technique must be good, my instructor is, and he doesn't need to go at full speed, he can go very slowly yet every step of the way there is nothing I can do, and I'm aware of it.
You are talking about brown belts, a brown belt is only the prelude to aikido I think, you become a beginner when you reach shodan.
Anways, lets all be happy huh? hehe