The internet is a wonderful but there’s also people that claim the Earth is flat so sometimes you have to take things with a grain of salt. But let’s talk.
First the program is not 2 years it’s 9mos. and has been for years. After you complete your training you’ll need to instruct to build the required 1500 hours to fly for an airline. You’ll finish the program with about 250 hrs do you’ll need to build approx. 1250hrs. The average ATP instructor flies approx 75hrs a month. 1250/75=16mos+9mos training = 25mos. So yes on the average it does take a little over 2yrs to get to an airline. That said there are plenty of people who finish in less.
Next, doesn’t matter if you go to ATP, Riddle or Joe’s School of Basket Weaving and Aviation, EVERYONE must pass an FAA checkride. If they’re instructing that means they passed and the FAA doesn’t just hand Instructor Certificates out to anybody. As for caring let me ask you a question. Are you going to ATP to be a flight instructor? You’ve asked questions in the past about the airlines so I’m assuming that’s what you want to do but to get there you’ll probably need to instruct. Is that your goal? Probably not. Are you excited about flight instructing? Probably not but that doesn’t mean you don’t care or you’ll do a poor job. That goes for just about every instructor in the country.
ATP has been training pilots for the airlines for over 30 yrs and has placed over 600 pilots with the airlines in the last 12mos alone. If what you read were true I think the word would be out by now.