Figured I'd stir the pot a little!
For me I like American Black Ale. An ale that, as far as I understand was made known here in the US, and it's well, black.
I don't mind calling my ABA's Black IPA's, it doesn't really bother me. While I do agree that something can't be black and pale at the same time. I never really liked Cascadian Dark Ale. The word Cascadian is too exhausting to describe to laymen. A fantasy region...really?
If we're going to get all up in arms about beer style names, why not change the name of any Barleywine? Sure it's got barley, but no wine in it what so ever. Just because it's high in ABV and you tend to age it, doesn't make it even close to wine.
Ever had a Barleyvodka or barleymidori? I don't think so. (I just re-read this and the thought of Barleymidori just made me vomit in my mouth a little, sorry guys!)
I do think beer, along with food, is open to interpretation. I am all for the full steam ahead movement we have right now with craft/micro/nano/homebrew. If it's good food, I'll eat it. If it's good beer, I'll drink it. I don't care what you call it. I call it liquid deliciousness!