Center point and recompose is certainly faster and easier...and if I'm shooting at f/5.6 with a reasonably distant subject, it's fine because the deeper DoF will mask the backfocus.
But if you're shooting with a fast prime wide open, focus-recompose is a surefire way to get a backfocused shot. Some relevant reading: Why Focus-Recompose Sucks.
Personally, I move the AF point around as needed. I have the default points set off center, and I use orientation-linked AF point to speed things up. The only time I use an automatic selection mode is in AI Servo for face tracking, where I've already manually selected the starting AF point.
Neuro, your link provides a very effective illustration of the error with focus-recompose for shallow DoF situations. Makes me wonder how many photographers think they have a camera-lense problem with back focusing when it is a technique issue.