I agree with the suggestion in the article - the combination of Smart Cover and Touch ID doesn't work so well.
The good news is that Apple is good at sorting out issues such as this (which is why they have the location-based security patent).
Personally, while at home I am content with having my iPad not require a passcode to unlock. Of course, Touch ID is required for purchases etc. Away from home, I want the passcode to be required to unlock it.