OP will never return lol.
On the topic of needing to waste the terms "bulking" and "cutting" I agree 100% with the exception being competitors with an upcoming show.
It's a catch 22 really, because those asking if they should "bulk" or "cut" are not currently capable of effectively doing either--evidenced in having to ask such a rudimentary question. Say hypothetically one of us tell OP "go cut!" or "go bulk!" No chance in hell he even knows what that entails. On the other hand, those who know how to effectively "bulk" or "cut," are disciplined enough to just eat like a god damned adult year round, not really needing to do either.
Obviously, there's minor exceptions here, like the disciplined lifter who just starts their residency and lets themselves go a little bit and needs a small cut to get themselves back on track. But in general, I still find it paradoxical. Dunning-Kruger effect too.