Quite true. However ConMan didn’t provide info re board/layers…
Most often I CNC machine my boards and blow away un-needed pads and holes in CopperCam.
Naturally, if laboring making boards via the Iron-on or Chemical Transfer, then, as you know, it’s simply a matter of taking off undesired ink before etching. Thus, the ‘Hole’ works for a pad on either or both sides.
If sending the job out, that’s a different matter and a test pad would be a good approach. I often use the ‘Pad’ part for test points and solder/wire pads and blow away the hole (in CopperCam).