Excellent point. Skinfold procedures seem to work decently for people with certain distribution characteristics. At my fattest, 300 pounds, I could barely pinch anything from the middle third of my disgusting body though I was quite rotund to say the very least.
I just plain don't like BF testing.
Some guys who I respect disagree with me and I understand their points about self deception and so on, but to me the trick then is to learn not to deceive yourself. I know for an absolute fact that I haven't gained any significant BF in almost a year. I don't know what the number is and can't think of anything I'd gain by finding out.
I could see my blurry abs and pinch about an inch off my stomach about a year ago and I still can. No other part of my body has changed at all either. What would attaching a numeric value to that do for me?