I've just replaced rotors, pads and brake fluid (service done by a mechanic, not me) of my [regular street] car. And here is exactly where the problem lies: the aforementioned whitepapers are geared towards performance or even racing cars. I'll quote:
bed-in is the process of depositing an even layer of brake pad material, or transfer layer, on the rubbing surface of the rotor disc.
If any brake pad is used below its adherent operating temperature, it will create friction through primarily abrasive mechanisms, slowly but surely removing the transfer layer on the rotor.
If the brakes are used passively for an extended period of time, the transfer layer can be completely removed, effectively un-bedding the brakes.
And to make matters worse, I almost never hit my brakes very hard (unless for emergency) so I'm almost a perfect fit to the second quote above (in case you're wondering, yes, I use engine braking a lot). In that case, then I see no reason for bedding-in my brakes because I'll be un-bedding them for 99% of the time!