Ah, Shorinji Ki, you've touched on a point we can both agree on. It isn't so much the style as it is the stylist. And another one is that there is no "perfect" or "complete" system. Even the UFC has been showing that in the last few years, as someone who is well rounded in some form of striking as well as grappling will prove more dominant if he trains hard.
You've also hit on the main point of this thread. As a practitioner of AKK, it is my object and hope to clear things up and provide an accurate lineage. Mitose as a MAist I do not doubt, but the way he promoted his "style" I have problems with. It's one thing to take a singer like Elvis Prestley and promote him a little faster than anyone else because of his fame, as a form of marketing, but it's something entirely different to lie about the origins of what you studied to make it look better. In fact, I think the whole thing might have backfired, because Mitose might have gotten much more notoriety if he had publicized his relationship to Choki Motobu, as it would have played on the "streetfighter" image of his uncle, which in Hawaii in those days, as I understand it, would have had more weight with the American population there (much of it being military).
Now that I've pretty well figured out Mitose's lineage, I'm looking to prove that Frank and William Chow did learn Kung Fu from their father. It would explain alot of what is taught in the Kenpo/Kempo/Kenbo systems that are based off of Chow's teachings.