The two sides seem to come to rhetorical blows on a regular basis.
Which is not to say that the topic you raise isn't worth investigating. Just that this forum has proven itself largely incapable of doing so.
I don't think this is necessarily true. I think there are a lot of intelligent and thoughtful people on this forum who often take a back seat when the mudslinging starts. There is a lot of potential and interest here, especially relating to this very topic.
Why else would there be over 25,000 views on a thread entitled "Ueshiba's Aiki"? We are all looking for nuggets of some type.