is the command to use to do local-only (which in particular means managing state file persistence and concurrency control yourself). We definitely want that option to be discoverable when needed - curious - where did you ultimately discover it? And where did you expect to see it? As @adventurous-jordan-10043 noted, we really want the default to be an experience that works great out of the box without need to worry about state file management - but we want the local option to be discoverable when needed.
pulumi login --local