I hear what you’re saying over there @akos!
The duration of notes in pop music is not treated as brutally as in classical music.
The idea is - classical music: There is a genius composer who has complete artistic vision over how you play every note.
Sustained, staccato, tenuto, 1/8th vs 1/16 with 1/16 rest vs 1/32 with dotted 1/16th rest… it gets very precise.
Particularly with duration articulations, I have seen plenty of leeway from all non-classical music transcribers between notating staccato, rests, or - in non-crucial situations - making sure the pitches start at the right spot, and leave it up to the players for sense of articulation.
I think there is still a great presumption that people will be listening to the source material for articulation, and the notation (while it still needs to be accurate) doesn’t need to try and spell-out precisely what that articulation should be.
The best example I have in my mind is a great book called The Bass Tradition (published by Jamey Aebersold publishing).
The transcriptions are dynamite. BUT! when you try and play these pieces from the notation and not with the notation AND listening to the source material… you sound stupid and wrong. I know this because when I did it in my lessons, my teacher made a point to tear me a new one.
A long way of saying:
Pop / Contemporary music transcriptions leave a lot of articulation (ends of notes / type of attack of notes / the push-pull of stretched rhythms / dynamics / etc) up to the player to learn from the source material.