Thanks! I definitely suffer from that "lower is better" mentality, so it's a good reminder.
To some extent, I think it's because I generally prefer beers that aren't overly sweet, but then again, I suspect that a lot of the commercial stuff that I drink is a lot higher FG than I tend to assume.
On that note, I took a random look for a beer that I perceive as reasonably well attenuated and happened across Lagunitas Hoop Stoopid, which they say has OG of 1.085 and 8% ABV, making it pretty much identical to my BVIP in terms of attenuation.
Interestingly enough, Lagunitas "Sucks" nee Brown Sugga is the same OG and ABV according to the packaging and only 62 IBUs--still a lot more hops to balance out those sugars, but convinces me that I was definitely being stupid worrying about that FG number for my BVIP.