A friend of mine recently advised me to work on my dropping arm throws, the most notorious of which is the drop seoi. He's a rather advanced judoka and sambist, and thought that the combination of my fast-twitch musculature, strength, and limb proportions would make them a high-percentage technique.
My question isn't about the technique, but more about why it is considered the equivalent of "guard pulling"in BJJ. Why the hate?
Is it considered passive? Too safe?
I've seen it work at high, high levels of competition, in person... It was the number one throw that I saw at the sambo championships in Moscow.