i shouldn't have used the word poster boy. what i meant to say is he is not the best example.
I wasn't using him as a posterboy, and my opinion is not immune to change, despite your assumption. As I said, I have respect for groundwork, which I didn't care for before. If your opinion is inflexible, please do not project that onto me.
In any case, if only the top fighters matter for effectiveness, then that counts out what you and possibly your teachers do, unless they are the latest winners. In other words, if my kung fu is useless, then so is whatever you do, unless you won the last ufc, apparently.
Also, I was not arguing style vs. style, you were the one bashing kung fu on some extremely limited experiences against people who didn't even spar kung fu full contact, so your opinion on this matter is not exactly well informed.