Not crazy. I brew like this frequently for the same reasons you stated. You could go a point or so lower and be in "Mild" territory.
Use specialty/crystal malts to give it body and flavor.
I don't like getting plowed after just a could beers. Like to sip on some session beers and enjoy myself.
Stone Levitation is my favorite relatively low ABV commercial beer. It's great for weeknights too! It's got lots of hops and flavor, but without the usual 6.5+% of my "hoppy" beer selections.
Anybody got a good clone recipe for levitation? Extract / partial mash / or even all-grain?
Good luck on this project!
ETA: LOL didn't read the whole thread yet... see all the levitation references now! It is great stuff though!