Logging format and log storage format are two very different things.
Also, I'm not shocked people prefer text files. I'm shocked why they're so much against binary log storage. There's an important distinction between the two: you can prefer text, if that fits your case better, without hating on binary storage.
Except according to the article (which you posted and are defending all over this thread, so I'm guessing you actually wrote it?) the author has NO intention of honoring those who prefer text logs, in fact using the phrase "so vigilantly against text based log storage". To use your own reply, you can prefer binary, if it fits your case better, BUT DON'T HATE ON TEXT STORAGE.