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Importing Record Type with import wizard


I'm using the import wizard to import some accounts and contacts. I'd like to map one of the columns to the account record type. The online docs has this to say:
If you include record types in your import file, the Import Wizard uses the record owner's default record type when creating new records. For existing records, the Import Wizard does not update the record type field. See Managing Record Types for more details about record types.

This seems ambiguous. If the import wizard ignores record type on creation (uses owner's default) and does not update record type for update imports, why would one include a record type column in their import file per this scenario in the docs?