I agree, had suggested this on the morebeer forum sometime in 2008, had a good discussion and this led to a posting on the BJCP forum that's still there and dormant since. I doubt that it will get closer to being in the guidelines until numerous entries of the style start showing up in competitions (in cat 23).
Note that the Maltose Falcons guidelines do have this as a style, which was part of my argument for BJCP adding it. That and the fact that Arrogant Bastard, Red Rocket Ale, etc. have been around for... how many years?
I had given up entering my own version in comps as an Old Ale or an American Amber or American BW; managed a 2nd in cat 23 one time. So I entered it last year at the Mayfaire comp, as an American Strong, and it worked out very well