"For Kenpo to WORK it requires time & effort..."
I disagree with that. I agree that to be the best you are capable of becoming it requires serious time and effort. But, if you understand the way Mr. Parker created the system, it was with natural motions that we already knew. Brushing our teeth, answering the phone and saying "oh it's for you," etc. Look at page 63 in volume 1 Infinite Insights for proof.
"Many people are unwilling to sacrifice any time or put in the effort, in thought and deed."
I agree with you here. Having been a full-time instructor running a full time school for the last 6 years, I see this often. Everybody wants the rank, but few want the knowledge and skill to obtain that rank, and even fewer want to put in the hard work that it takes. Good point.
"Some people just dabble in Kenpo and they never really have the art but that does not stop them from claiming they do, nor does it stop some instructors from promoting them as if they had any real skill with the system."
I agree with you here, as well. But how do you know someone "has" the art? There are a lot of good salesmen of motion out there.