I agree in spirit, but I also have MY style. I can't be just a pimp to someone else's style [...]
Same here. If a client asked me to imitate someone else, the only honest answer would be, please go and talk to that guy. But only after I tried to convince the client that what I do is what he really needs.
Even if I was working in a place where the established discipline was very different from mine, I would still stick to my way of doing AP. Adapt a bit, sure, but without betraying my vision and style.