very true eric, what i'm seeing here is a situation were the normal rules dont apply. Most people want muscle mass, and little fat. With BMI it really seems to make no distinction ... basicly if your over a certain total body wieght, at a certain ht your "fat".
To that end, it really is geared for unfit people, being that fat wieghs less then muscle. All that being said, keeping reps high (12-15) and rest between sets low (30-40sec) your lifting will also give you a cardio effect. IMO thats the best way to keep the muscle you have, and trim off the unwanted fat.
I don't do this for my family, my friends, women, accolades, pride, or ego. I do it for me and no one else, its just part of who I am.