I don't know exactly about that Dan as I get to train regularly with MJER people as well as people in other ryu-ha. What they like about Bujinkan sword work is what happens after the draw and the ability to move on angles, etc. They also like the freedom of movement.
I too like subtlety and can see some subtlety in Bujinkan sword work as well.
Maybe you need to work with some of the Bujinkan people that are simply good with a sword or with some different partners.
Don't get me wrong - one of our greatest strengths is freedom with weapons in our hands. One of our greatest weaknesses is freedom with weapons in our hands. I have seen far too many sloppy sloppy demos over the years from very high ranks with very low skill.