To those unfamiliar, the Mac OSX has the root account disabled by default. In order to enable the root user you have to go deep into System Preferences and authenticate yourself with an administrator name/password. This makes sense that you would want to leave something as powerful as root disabled by default. Then, when you wish to actually use root, you need to sign out of your account and login under the "root" account name.
However, according to this official support page [apple.com]:
To ensure the security and stability of your computer, disable the root user when you are not using it.
At first I thought they simply meant to log out or exit the root account when done, but that doesn't seem to be the case based off how they explicitly said
"disable the root user." By their suggestion, whenever I want to use root I must go through the hassle of enabling/disabling root it in addition to signing in/out of the root user.
Does this seem like a complete waste of time to anyone else, or am I missing something here? Are there legitimate security/stability risks that I am leaving myself open to by not disabling the root user?