I saw those edits today, and wondered the same thing -- thank you for bringing it up on Meta for discussion!
IMHO, package-management covers both the installation and the removal aspects (besides updates and searching & etc). Unfortunately, I think it would be a bit of a stretch to use package-management for tarball-type installs.
I could see keeping ...
I've proposed the wsl alias for the windows-subsystem-for-linux tag. Looks like there's only 13 users that qualify for voting on the alias at the moment (myself not included), so we'll need to get lucky or be patient :)