I'll go against most of the grain here and say that I actually enjoy this style, whatever you'd like to call it. It's actually somewhat amusing that there's so much angst about how to name the style. Seriously, this is worth getting worked up about? I call mine a Colorado Black Ale, but whatever. Anyway, I got turned on to, uh, black, hoppy, not-pale ales when trying the original Avery New World Porter. REALLY liked that. They replaced it in their line up with their Baltic Porter, which to me was not nearly as good. Now it's back, but they seemed to have changed it up in response to what I admit is a bit faddish and I don't find it the same.
I don't know if the style has legs or if it should be included as part of existing styles. But then there are a bunch of more similar style categories out there already, witness Lite American Lager, Standard American Lager, Premium American Lager, Cat Piss, the list goes on. Examples that I enjoy of the beer style that shall not be named (and I admit good examples are hard to find commercially) have more finishing hops than a robust porter, and less roast and way more finishing hops than the various stouts.
Does it deserve it's own category? Who cares!
Should it be called Black IPA? Well, any craft beer drinker that comes across a Black IPA would know exactly what is meant by the name without having ever heard the name before, despite the misnomer. Cascadian Dark Ale? Maybe.
OK folks, the fire extinguisher is handy...