Exactly, I've never heard of a routine that avoided getting any pump going. Which is why this excerpt stood out to me, to a beginner it pretty much sounds like it's condemning getting the slightest form of a pump.
Let me make sure people understand that I am not fully supporting this write-up, but it does share some information that you don't hear often. And the truth is to many people do gauge their workout based on how pumped they got, which isn't a good indicator of muscle breakdown at all.
We lift weights and manipulate our diets so that we'll look good naked. Sure, it's healthy too, and we'll probably live a longer and more productive life than the average guy, but mostly it's about the naked thing.