That article was written in 2011, which means that in terms of engine power it's no longer valid.
With the 3.6 (2012 and newer), 37s with 4.10s and an auto trans is very doable. I ran that way for a few months before upgrading to 5.13's, which was always the ultimate plan. If you're not going to load up heavily, or tow a lot, you might run that way for a long time, and it couldn't help but be better with 35's.
The rest of what the article said borders on hysteria. They are right about the increased wear, of course, but you're also going to increase wear just by taking it off road. I've run 37's on unmodified Dana 44's for 45,000 miles and the only damage
I've done was a bent rear flange from Fordyce Creek. No gussets, no truss, no damage. In spite of all the doom and gloom in that article.
I did have to go through the front end at about 35,000 miles because virtually every moving component was worn out. I replaced the ball joints, tie rod, drag link, and track bar, as well as adding the synergy track bar and steering sector shaft brace. I have a 4.5" AEV left, so all of those components were stock until I replaced them. I replaced the Bilstein shocks less than 5000 miles ago, so they had about 40,000 on them, but I don't consider that to be excessive. And again, that's with 37's, so with 35's you shouldn't have as much problem but you'll have to do it eventually.
You'll probably have some decreased performance on steep grades like Donner, Tehachapi, or the grapevine. But really, how often do you drive those grades? My point is that it's really probably not a major consideration in your overall plan. If you go up to Shaver, I would want a trans temp gauge because that grade is brutal even on a stock rig.