I tore down an engine that I rebuilt myself over 160,000 miles prior. NO ridge. Bearings looked awesome as well. Kendall 20W-50 changed regularly and cleaned by Wix filters. Not my point, though.
I looked for this article again and couldn't find it. The points made were is that if the bore isn't square when the old pistons come out, the rings will show it when you shove them in and check for gaps. Unless sludge trapped the rings in place, not allowing them to rotate, the bores where the rings will be will most likely already round enough for the rings to do their jobs again. You can hone them round if needed, but don't leave crosshatch behind. That crosshatch will get ground off by the rings. That crosshatch you just took off is now grit in your engine, and very fine grit indeed. All that effort to get the engine spotless before assembly and you just went and tossed in a pinch of iron dust, where it will be circulated among softer bearings, wearing everything else out along the way. Guess what? 500 miles later, after the rings are "seated," the cylinders are polished nice and shiny, just like you wanted to avoid! Skip the whole mess. Seen a 500 mile oil change on a new car lately? Don't need to, because the finish on the walls is very specific and extremely fine. Rings don't need to seat anymore because they're made a whole lot better than they used to be as well.
I reread it a few times because I was naturally skeptical. It all made perfect sense, though, in a much better manner than I tried.