EDT is one of the only programs that you can gain size on when either cutting or bulking because of the sheer volume. I think its better for cutting, personally, because its a tremendous calorie drain through glycogen depletion. Plus you have no choice but to be in great shape cardiovascularly if you use all compound lifts.
I just got done with 4 weeks of EDT while cutting... I saw almost no scale weight drop, but lost an inch or two in the waist while gaining a bit in muscle fullness.
I rotated many exercises in and out vs. using the same lifts on days A and B and just alternating as its designed (sorry Charles, just too boring after a couple weeks but I understand that you want to be sure the trainee is doing more work per session - I used my heart rate for that).
None the less effective, I would pair dumbbell snatches and push press, benches and rows, deadlifts and powercurls, cleans and over-head squats, pull-ups/downs and military press.
I did very few isolation lifts because my arms were blown away just from the compound lifting volume. I pushed so hard on the compound lifts that if I used any isolation lifts I might have "blown a hose". But, that's just me... feel free to do what works for you.
I would recommend using a peri-workout shake if cutting with something like a 2-3:1 ratio of protein to carbs, heavy on the BCAA's if you can afford it to really halt catabolism. Sipping it just like a bulking cycle; pre, during, aft. I would never do EDT while fasted or any farther than 2 hours after a meal/snack because of how demanding it is - you need fuel to make it a killer workout.