Re: Loyalty Issues
The first instructor one lands with is not necessarily A Master, or The Master, or The Right Master (TM).
And sometimes an instructor and/or a student changes over time and the fit is no longer right.
And sometimes a dojo culture is not condusive to a particular student' s growth.
There is loyalty and then there is undermining one's training....I cannot speak to how much any of this may apply to the original poster's situation. In general, I agree w/ not burning bridges unneccessarily.