Disclaimer: Someone must have posted about this before (perhaps even me), but I couldn’t find it using search right now.
- The Hide toggle is the only visbility toggle shown in the Blender outliner by default.
- It’s the only thing new users see, and they’re always surprised when hidden objects appear in renders.
Disable in Viewport and Disable in Renders are advanced features.
Disable in Viewport, in conjuction with Hide in vewport, is a very advanced feature.
Whichever single visibility option Blender chooses to show a new user by default, that should hide the object from both the viewport and renders!
EDIT: My original suggestion was this, but I changed the wording now…