I haven't read that book, but I'm presuming the chart above is the one you're referring to.
To oversimplify what it says, when you lift different weights (heavier or lighter), for a different number of reps, different things will happen to your body - you'll build varying levels of strength, muscle, or endurance. So, that's accurate. Also, it doesn't account for total volume. Doing an exercise for 8x4 will have a different effect than 3x4.
Strength training experts, yes, as in building strength first and foremost. Using Rippetoe's advice or programs as an "ideal" way to train primarily for muscle size would be using the wrong tool for the job.
How about we think less about differentiating between the types of hypertrophy and focus on the bigger picture. No pun intended. In this case, if we look at the chart again, it says that for the best of all worlds, focus on lifting a moderately heavy weight (60ish to 80ish%1RM) for 5-12 reps. If that made up the majority of your training, you'd be pretty happy with the results.
Disregarding the entire catalog of a coach's advice because you take issue or disagreement with their stance on one topic is a great way to quickly run out of useful resources.