Stupid, stupid, stupid!!! The advice on how to pull the meter is about the worst part of that whole mess!! I've personally had a meter EXPLODE on me while removing it in a manner similar to what they describe, and all the POCO service guys I've met have told me that removing a meter is THE MOST DANGEROUS THING they do!!
And if that wasn't bad enough, the advice on cutting the drop, starting with the NEUTRAL, is really dumb!!
I didn't read any more beyond that as, like the OP, the more I read the madder I got.