I tend to agree with you. I also use cycling in my workouts, in fact I am looking forward to more cycling next year.
I do count calories to some extent but not in an overwhelming way. I try to eat reasonable through out the week. I have one more week to go to finish the third phase of T25 and I am still quite happy with the program. I am hoping to take a week or so off and then start into something else.....more cycling for certain.
I hope that I will have my body fat down to below 11% at the end of this cycle. As always when you get to the numbers lower the harder it is to lower the number.