Amen. Hopefully within a few years hinting is going be consigned to the history books along with 256-colour palettes, bitmap fonts, etc. I’m surprised it has taken this long.
I reckon that the opposite is true.
When you’re viewing text at very small sizes or large distances (i.e. at a small enough angular size on your retina), then your visual perception starts to rely more heavily on letter and word spacings than it does on the individual glyph strokes, and that favours non-hinted fonts, whose overall layout is more balanced.
So I’d bet that on a high-DPI display, in a side-by-side comparison of e.g. 12-pixel high hinted and non-hinted text (which would be ridiculously small!), almost everyone would find the non-hinted version more readable.