It's a great way to get PUP's too, when downloading 3rd party software(habits are, after all, habits)
He has a point though.
Even when doing a clean install, some things are written with a smaller text, or uses a text color that is close to the window background color, when it comes to setting up Win10 as Local or MS account. Of course the want to choose the MS account so you can get full use out of the OS and apps.
OneNote is really only of use with the MS account turned on, and connected to OneDrive. Otherwise you can just download the page in your browser and save it as webpage HTM or HTML.