I thought it was funny.
I've just done some training with a non-IAM instructor as I found riding the Striple so different to the Harley. Thought a bit of a rethink would be good as I'm not used to these modern bikes.
He showed me several examples of IAM style riding and then showed me what I think was a safer, less rigid way of approaching e same situations.
He didn't find much wrong with my riding but spotted a few things to make life easier. I love a bit of training. Never does any harm and it's usually fun, too.
Mr B was an IAM observer for several years, but it was the members, rather than the style of training that got to him in the end. He is not a very social animal and thought they were too smug about how good they were. Can't take him anywhere
Try to be a sparkly unicorn, not a miserable cow.