This is not the first time I've heard of this yeasty benefit. Unless Jimbo is trolling the article's author I'm sure there is be something to it. But he strikes me as a more conservative drinker than I.
If you don't know about it already Google "Jamil Chiller" or something similar. It is a combo whirlpool/chiller technique. I whirlpool and cool 12 gallons of wort down to lager temps in about a half hour. Ale temps in 20 min or so. Love it.
I've got two young'ns and can typically get one or two brew days a month. My wife is a night nurse and that makes scheduling a brew day hard. Night brewing is sweet though.
Save yourself some time. Take smaller moments leading up to brew day to get your game plan, cleaning, **** together...