The link in all likelihood won't die any more than this site will die, and even in the rare case that it does it can easily be edited and updated. Content on the internet doesn't disappear anymore, it's 2012 and archive.org is a thing. It's the best answer he's been given because it provides the overview of everything that he'll need, which the other answers have attempted valiantly but fallen incredibly short of. I won't rewrite something that's already been written by a player more experienced than myself and I won't plagiarize it or pretend that I wrote it myself. The policy here is stupid.
The concept that I should take an answer that goes into excruciating detail and somehow summarize it effectively is ludicrous. If it could be summarized effectively, the content that I'm linking to would never have needed to be written. The best summary I can give is "you should read this entire thing because it covers exactly what is needed."
The argument that the link might die also fails to account for the tools that so many of us have to counteract such measures by editing answers.