Brian, i sort of agree with your post that fats aren't necessarily bad for you. My great grandmother from Ukraine lived to 104 years old. She has survived two world wars, the fall of the two empires, and most importantly the hunger starvation in the 30s. When the doctor performed an autopsy on her, he said she didn't have a single internal decease except for a mini heart attack scar. We remember grandma fell sick one night when she was about 100. So grandma was the healthiest person i've ever known, what did she eat? Whole milk, lots of bread (natural, whole grain rye and wheat), all kinds of meat, especially pork, pork fat (salo), eggs, lots of potatoes, oils, other grain food. She always ate dinner as a two-course meal: soup, and main meal. When she became older and my mom cooked Borsch (Ukrainian soup), she often complained it wasn't very "fulfilling" (read not fat enough).
It seems to me that what's the most important is the holistic, natural way to eating. Whether it's vegetables, meat, milk, eggs or whatnot, the important part is to shop (or better, produce your own) natural ingredients, and cook from the scratch. This is also known as "shop in the perimeter of a supermarket" approach. If you know you might have inherited bad genetics (history of heart decease in the family or diabetes), of course stay away from too much fat and sugars, that's just common sense. As long as you eat natural, home cooked, un-processed food and treat dessert as something that happens rarely (once a week, at minimum), and also observe normal portions, you should be fine. The problem, especially for men, is it is hard to cook, especially for those with busy lives or coming from families where fast food approach was a way of life. In my culture, for instance, women cook all the food, and here in the US one needs to shop around for a woman with some cooking skills...
but the article was good, nevertheless, in pointing out some healthy foods out there.