I am not a Tech, so I am not an expert, but I always read the Owner's Manual. If I read right, you do not have to add oil until the level falls to or below the "Add Oil" mark.
If you are not at or below this line before you change your oil at its recommended interval, I'll bet the "experts" will say it's not burning oil. If you're using 1 quart in 8,000 miles it's not burning oil.
At that rate it's not burning, it's evaporating. Yes, engine oil can, and does, evaporate over a long period.