yeah, I agree as well; focus recompose can be problematic even with slow subject matter, depending on your DOF.
I think the idea that you need fast, multi-selectable AF points only when you're shooting action is a damaging one, because the more people that espouse it, the more justification Canon has for not putting top-quality AF into what should be top-tier cameras.
if you're out shooting weddings, which is exactly the niche that the 5DII has found itself in, it's rare that you have a wedding that involves "fast action". but, there'll be plenty of times in any wedding when the 5DII's central focus point (forget the outer ones) can't keep up in low light. and again, that's exactly the environment you will be shooting in. I love my 5DII, but I have to be honest, in low light it is slooow. even with a f/1.4 lens strapped to it.
is it possible to do great photography with the 5DII? absolutely. is it still a great camera even this close to the end of its life cycle? absolutely.
can it be (and should it be) vastly improved with a high quality AF system that makes it an even better tool for all photographers? absolutely yes, and to not ask for it is selling all of us short.