It says you don’t want loops to sound unnatural. Yes I do! That’s not cool Steinberg. Leave the aesthetic advice out of it.
I don’t see how this quote in my WL 8.5 manual: “Very short loops that cover only a few cycles or periods can almost always be found but may sound static and unnatural.” is in your manual any different? No qualitative opinion about ‘unnatural’ IMO.
“A long loop sounds the most natural and should be used whenever possible.”
Ah, you’re right. For most uses, I think it’s still a valid statement…
The first sentence is valid. The second sentence is stupid.