Personally, as a photographer, I like to keep my photos as clean, honest, and true as possible. I like to keep my editing limited to enhancing photos but not to remove something I don't like. I wont take the shot if I don't like what's in it. Most of the time I am trying to tell a story and I want to attract my audience to what I see in person while be honest to my audience as well. I find it discrediting sometimes when I find professional photographers who "photocrop" their photos often.
Personal opinion though and thanks for the post. Its an interesting topic.