What he did not tell you is that authentic BD discs are encrypted using AACS, in order to rip them you need a decrypter such as Slysoft's AnyDVD or at minimum a bunch of BD+ decryption keys. You cannot expect it to just rip BD by clicking "Start"... there's a reason why film industry is packed of millionaires.
I don't think you need AnyDVD for MakeMKV, at least not from what I understand. I have both, and if I'm not mistaken, the advice from MakeMKV was that Anydvd is not necessary; it can take care of all that itself. That's why i like MakeMKV so much, it really is a one-button, one-click ripping procedure.
The other thing that many people don't understand: I'm not trying to make the cheapest
rig possible. I'm trying to make a really nice, elegant setup. So I'll spend a little extra to get a few nice things. And after I rip something, i don't want to worry about ripping it ever again...I want, in the purest form possible, that disc in my computer. From there, i can re-encode it to whatever I need. The goal is to rid myself of the discs. If this means I need to get several hard drives, so be it. Again, I'm not trying to be perfectly efficient here...I'm trying to be elegant and robust.
Here's how I look at it. I've spend many many hours/days/weeks of my life dealing with all my media over the years. backing up, moving to discs, copying back to the drives, organizing files, renaming files, encoding files, looking for lost discs...I spend a lot of time with media. I'm trying to cut out all of that annoying stuff and we now have the technology to do it. i will pay a premium for a super-streamlined access to my media. I watch tons of movies, I listen to tons of music, I record, i write, I spend most of my free time with this stuff. It's as important to me as anything. I will go to great lengths to make this all a better experience for me in any way.