It is a perfect analogy by Zv.
Asking a digital photog for unedited images is like going to restaurant and asking the chef to take a steak out of the freezer and slap it straight onto a plate and serve it up.
Well he didn't have to cook it so it's cheaper, right?
No. You pay for the steak AND the cooking of it.
It's nothing like that, unless you were in the market for frozen steak.
But what you said is not, coz if you were in the market for frozen steak, you won't go to a restaurant, you'd go to the frozen meat section of the store or a butcher.
That was my point, people don't go to the market for frozen steak, so the analogy doesn't work. Evidently you missed the point.
There is a market for minimalist PP photography. It exists, people make a living shooting photographs and passing them onto the end user with minimal to no PP. You may not care for it, I don't care for it, but it exists, so there's a market. In his analogy, people do go to restaurants to buy frozen meat. As you said, people don’t do that, they go to the market. The analogy isn’t perfect.
Didn't I already say there was a market for it? Why else would this thread exist if there was no market for minimalist PP. My point was not minimalist but zero PP. The kind of person (and I've read about them) that doesn't even look at the shots they took and simply hands them over. Thus saving time and maximizing profits. It is those types of "photographers" I was referring to.
You've gone a bit off topic by nitpicking at my analogy and now we are arguing about the price of frozen steaks instead of talking about how and why we edit our images.
Most of us do to some extent. Does anyone here not??