Yeah "where is this coming from" does not literally mean what you wrote is false - rather, it is irrelevant, because we are not aiming to take accurate measurements with such a device, rather a rough close-up of mechanical noise seeping into the equipment, similar to a basic microscope. I don't think it's hard to understand the basic concept and fundamental issue.
Yes, in this hobby we can consider anything irrelevant, as long as we like it. My main point is that, in general, use of rough instruments can lead to misleading results. IMHO once we understand the basic concept and fundamental issue of frequency response we see the problems on the method when using a flawed instrument.
Fortunately most designers and manufacturers rely on proper instruments.