It's just the way the article was worded. I was planning to set my own up when I get it, and this made it sound like there was witchcraft going on that only a turntable witchdoctor would understand.ÿ
The Genie 2 (UK version of RPM1 mkII) is easy to set-up...no problems, just read the instructions. What I must advise you to do though, is get a spirit-level out ASAP, because it's suprising how wonkey a room can be! I honestly have 10sheets of 100g/m2 under two legs of my Debut III, just to balance it due to my on-the-tilt room!