i can point you to many German system trainers who ride in a manner as you describe.
I know that many people come to the french method because they were disappointed with the results they got from their supposed "German System" trainer. Usually that means either the student didnt do as directed OR the trainer was just not a good rider/trainer.
But the problem with this POV is that it isnt the German system that is at fault - it is the individuals who misinterpret or over ride it.
so if you want to be heard drop the German is the devil portion of your debates and you might get more people to agree with you.
there is good and bad riding in ALL schools. and french is more than baucherism.