Great post, and spells out part of the rationale for my unpopular response (at least unpopular around these forums).
There is a place for all types of conditioning, but what you choose should depend on your goals.
We're talking about bulking here. We're not talking about training to become an athlete, for football, martial arts etc.
The goal with bulking is not to have any type of other activity that substantially drains your recovery outside of the weights. Particularly one that uses predominantly the same energy substrates.
I've done all types of conditioning and so have my athletes, including while trying to gain mass and strength.
Sure you CAN do intense conditioning while trying to bulk up and still gain - your gains in the gym will just be slower. You find yourself having to deload more often, having to introduce variety into your programs more often (every 6 weeks or so, instead of every 3-6 months). All because your body is trying to serve 2 demanding masters.
Steady state is not as sexy nowadays as HIIT/intervals/sprints etc, but it gets the job done when you're bulking.