Tae Kim says
Proper stroke order helps ensure the characters look recognizable even when you write them quickly or use more cursive styles. -- https://guidetojapanese.org/learn/complete/kanji#Stroke_Order
Though I get the importance of stroke order in general, I'm uncertain how it's pertinent in already-written text. Given I use a modern ball-point pen or a 2mm pencil when I'm writing (though not in a cursive style), it's hard to imagine this makes a big difference.
Especially when, as in the accepted answer to this post that came up as a suggested answer to my question (Why is stroke order important?) the example isn't comprehensible to me anyway. I can see it might be a matter of familiarity; but the example is obviously written with a brush and the stroke order can be sussed from that, if not by me personally at this time.
Is there something inherently discernible to those who have grown up reading hand-written kanji even when not written using a brush?