Yep. Save your preset and then from the Finder, go to the Go command from the top menubar and select Go to Folder... and type in /Applications/Compressor/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/
Your settings should be in that folder.
Yep, I would say that is weird. On my MBP at least, the settings in the directory you mentioned are all alias' to the ones in the Compressor application package. But I would think where you found them in your user folder would be a safer way of going about getting them.