In my opinion Aikido can only be enjoyed through pure will. It's all about personal growth, not the amusment of someone else. A friend of mine wants to sign up to Aikido because he thinks the throws look "cool". Sure, but are you willing to put up with the billions of tenkans everyday before you get to do throws? Everyone has their own personal reasons for training in Aikido, each on a different level of elevation.
To me, Aikido is ultimetly Budo. I don't believe people should get too lost in the true beliefs of inner peace and confidence and forget that Aikido is still intended to handle attack.
(Despite how much confidence you "think" you have in your martial skill)