It's a tool. I'm going to go off track for a sec and hit you with some of my personal philosophy: There is what you do, how you do it, and why you do it.
This applies to just about anything that one does. The reason I mention this is because it relates to both your earlier questions on intensity waves and here, about cable training. In CST, we think Health-First. So let's take that swinging lunge (what we do). If are going to throw it in our training program, we should have a reason behind it (why we do it). For many people, training time is limited (to say nothing of our few moments we are granted on Earth!), so any time spent training is worth being spent well. So, if doing that lunge would benefit us towards accomplishing our current goals, and would increase (or at the very least not decrease) our health and quality of living, then...let's do it! If not, then it's probably not worth including at that time. Finally, we have HOW we do it. CST uses several tools of measurement to grade how we are doing something. For instance, we have RPT (further broken down into the 7KCS). If that lunge strays too far outside our "How" parameters, then it begins to violate our "What" and "Why". And in that case, again becomes not worth currently pursuing. The lunge, the Clubbell®, the kettlebell, a cable machine, a pillowcase full of rice... they're all tools. Good or bad depends on more than the tool itself.
Please consider that, and try plugging it in for future exercise tool questions, and see how you like it.