Although I have not been reading posts for a long time (in fact this is probably only the second time in several months that I have logged in),I had to come out of hiding to respond.
This post is excellent. There is much wisdom, logic and attitude (a great attitude at that) in everything you wrote. Your way of defining kenpo for yourself as it relates to your fighting strategy is wonderful. Many of us will undoubtedly re-examine our own methods of training.....
Keep that attitude---always. It will serve you well forever.