Better or worse needs a baseline, there really is none.
I don't believe it was meant to be a one-size-fits-all solution but rather an effective starting point. It provides that "baseline" for those of us that have little experience dialing in pups so you're not just shooting blind. You notice that he did say "as a general rule...." and explained how adjusting the height effects the output.That formula is widely applied to Tele's.
You will never convince those who prefer something else that this setup is better.