So based on this observation, won't it reason that a rebirth as a god is actually a better situation to be in than rebirth as a human?
I agree but on the basis if one chooses well into which level/type of 'heaven' or another term of 'Pure Abodes' within the Saha World to manifest that birth.
For instance, the Inner Court of Tusita within the realm of desire, where Maitreya and the Sages are in assembly, some make aspirations to be in this teaching assembly until even to the time for Maitreya to manifest as the 5th Buddha? [And after all, the Gaden Lhagyama practice mentions on Maitreya and Tusita too.]
Then, there's the Akanishta, highest in the realm of form where the Noble Ones would choose as their place for practice as presented in traditional teaching.
But as for others, the dangers of distraction from the Path and retrogression is ever present.
I find Ayu's assertion is quite in line with standard Buddhist teaching on the 'trump card' of the precious human birth but there are exceptions to it I guess like for example if one has been such an exemplary practitioner that even birth in the heavenlies is hardly a dent on one's practice. See this Bhikkhu deva story