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Takfir is connected to kufr, not shirk. True or false?
You are right. No sane person does that. But, we are talking about 'insane' ones who are obsessed with reverence for their masters. If your definition of ibadah is applied here, it could be argued...
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=f5LRgc_dQbY About prostrations and Other sufee things he says not shirk
The only case that I can see that as a reality is if he just started to do that but that in itself would have brought about some kind of "change" to his previous beliefs held anyway.