You will find most guys that are purple belt or higher have been in the marital arts game a very long time. I'd say more than most martial arts we are very well rounded and most of us came from striking backgrounds, have done MMA or have been exposed to it.
Kevin, i really like your writing. your martial point of view worthy of serious consideration. you are definitely a budo mutt. my ground game sucked so i need to take up BJJ. it could be fun.
say, do i need a wax job to take up BJJ?