Ulysses, YOU'RE the one not seeing this, brother. YES, "soke councils" are often connected to BS, rank selling scams. YES, I will concede that they are probably misusing the term "soke" even though I never discussed it when I got my BA in Asian studies because no one in academia cares about the inner workings of Koryu martial arts. And YES, it is true that sokeships (lol) are usually connected to people who found their own bullshit styles of martial arts. But UNLESS YOU CAN SHOW THAT MAV'S TEACHER AND THE WCAF ARE ENGAGING IN THOSE PRACTICES all you have is that the WCAF has the same name for their rank certification process as some other orgs that are bullshido.
Has Mav's teacher founded his own style and, at least somewhere, claimed the title Soke? Yes. Is his style BS? No. Does the WCAF have a process for ranking people, including granting the title of Soke? Yes. Is there any evidence they have granted the rank to bullshido MAists or styles? No. Are there some similarities to belt/rank mills and circle jerk societies? Yes. Is there any evidence the WCAF has been operating as one? No.
And until there is some evidence for the above, I see no bullshido and consider all the "questionable" things to have been satisfactorily answered.