Wow, gestalt! Now that's a sweet word. You've gotta be an architect. I like your thinking - but I just feel that the wheel captures the very De Stijl of helmsmanship.
I'm not sure if De Stijl isn't just a more Nordic form of Feng Shui and simply doesn't lend itself as well as an adjective the way gestalt captures the essence of the entirey of the experience.
But I'll ruminate on it a while and get back to you!!