And what in blazes would you prefer for it to be called...aside from denying that it's AT at all? Either we go with a generally accepted and understood term, or co-opt one from another dance genre (ballroom frame), or we make up a new word. Personally, I much prefer the term "embrace" to "frame," which IMO denotes a rigidity and lack of fluidity and softness which is imperative for AT. Do you realize that this conflict, this dichotomy, this epic stuggle you seem to see is pretty much all in your own head? Open your eyes, open your mind, learn some of the "other" technique...and you just might see that the difference is much smaller than you are currently making it out to be. Give it a rest, for crying out loud. Idealogical issues aside, most reasonable people understand what is meant by "open embrace" or "close embrace."