I am really sorry to be coming across as aggressive here spirithorse8 but for all the information you are giving about 'your' training method I have come to the conclusion that you vaporize yourself into the ether, enter the horses ear and come out it's bum, transcending all earthly forms. A wonderful thought but a little impractical for the rest of us mere mortals who are not as high up the spiritual plain as you apparently are.
MM, he has been around enough horses in his life and has the capability to be an amazing horseman. I've never seen any of his DVDs but what I have seen on RFD, he seems to have some sound ideas (that are more common sense than anything but that's beside the point). I think if he would go back to his mentality that he had when he first got started before all the "what's the next new gimmick" thing, he would have much more to teach and many more willing to listen.
I also use a ton of what could be called NH methods but when I was growing up, it was just called good horsemanship. Though I still use what could probably be called traditional methods too. I can live without love and loyalty in my horses, but I will have respect if it's the last thing I do.
I'm not entirely sure where I was going with all that but you have a good enough head on your shoulders to take what is useful and trash the rest without drinking the kook-aid.
Oh, I also wanted to mention that I actually like the idea of the horse stopping and not facing up on the lunge line when you tell them whoa. I have had a couple of horses try to buck right over the top of me (and one that succeeded) because their first instinct was "face up and go to the human". I, personally, wouldn't train that out of your horses.