But if you are making "lagerish" ales, don't you still have to bulk age them? Maybe you are quicker with the ales, but I turn my 10 gallon batches of lagers about 6 - 8 weeks grain to glass and rotate between 2 strains of German lager yeast. Admittedly I only do 10 gallons per fermenter and have 3 fermenters going at a time, but it pretty much works with one lager chest held at 47-51F. Especially in the winter - I pull the beer after 3-4 weeks and leave it at ambient temps in my garage (near freezing). Gelatin can fine it if a particular batch isn't clearing as quickly as hoped.
Not that I have anything against a good ale...I squeezed in a five gallon batch of oatmeal stout 2 weeks ago for St. Paddy's day and make English Milds all the time, too, using swamp coolers in my basement to keep the temps down.