I have tried both the aerobic and the anaerobic compost systems, and my experience has been in line with what was written in the article.
If you are planning to have a compost barrel near the house then I would advise you to go with the aerobic method for the exact reason mentioned in the article. With this method you will not have the overpowering odor of rotting organic material.
If you live on a larger property and can keep the compost pile farther from the house where the odor is not an issue then the anaerobic method would work better in this scenario than it would close to the house. Keep in mind that you will have to walk a greater distance to reach the pile with fresh material for composting.
I have used both systems at the same time and this worked well. While I was waiting for the anaerobic pile to decompose, I was able to use the compost from the aerobic pile because it was ready much sooner.