Well, you're absolutely right and he is dangerously wrong.
If he gave more than a cursory glance to the informational section of most any load manual he would know better.
Still happily answering to the call-sign Peetza.
The problem, as you so eloquently put it, is choice.
He is no fool who gives what he can not keep to gain what he can not lose.
-Jim Eliott, paraphrasing Philip Henry.