If your martial art style practices forms, you think they are great. If your art does not practice forms, you think they are useless. It's just like a person's religion. Most believe the way they were first taught to believe. Mixed martial art practitioners usually think forms are useless since they think forms do not contribute to building street fighting skills. This may have some validity if your only purpose in training in the martial arts is street fighting. Most people will never be in a street fight, or any other kind of altercation, in their entire lives. Most people train in the martial arts for fun, relaxation, and health; self-defense is a side benefit.
Here is a rebuttal to statements made in the Straight Blast article:
“In fact, repeating a move or series of moves over and over again in the same pattern and sequence will actually be counter productive to your bodies [body's] ability to respond quickly.” Who says? It is easy to make a statement, but it difficult to prove a statement. When a person makes this type of statement, it is not my, or anyone else's, responsibility to disprove it. It is the statement makers prove there are no UFOs; it is the believer's responsibility to prove there are UFOs.
According to this statement, driving everyday and making hundreds of normal braking movements will not increase the speed of your breaking reaction in an emergency situation. According to this statement, to increase your breaking reaction speed, you would have to practice emergency stops at every stop you make.