I'm sure that what I did two and a half decades ago would not have been approved by the Acura engineers. Granted it was only 100 miles away from 1000 when I did that. The outcome could have been much different if I had done it right out of the dealership's lot.I know what you mean. On the L-car forum there was a thread about the biggest challenge we were facing. My reply was getting in and out of it, LOL.
Back to the topic, the JD Power article is very recent (6 months) so it clearly applies to new cars, not just what we learned decades ago.
And yes, getting in and out of the Integra requires more moans and grunts than it did 25 years ago.