Does MSE discourage users to edit new users' or "low quality" posts?
This seems to be a bit counter-intuitive but I'm unable to think otherwise.
So, we know that when a user below 2000 rep makes an edit, they get +2 rep (if it's successful). The edit is successful means it (generally) in some way improved the post. It could the language or the tag or the mathjax, etc. But later when the post gets deleted for whatever reason, the user who made the edit also gets (reverse-compensated? punished?) for making that edit which was found useful.
Despite being above the 2000 rep, for some users like me, it does not feel right that the edits that were made for good/betterment aren't even counted for/recognised when the post gets deleted.
This results in discouraging such users from making edits to newbie questions as their posts are very prone to be deleted. Same goes for those posts which look even somewhat "low-quality".
If there were no reward in the first place or no counter whatsoever perhaps things might have been different and such a thing might not have bothered but they are there and it's hard to unsee it and when you do and when that happens it at least pinches and after getting a lot of them it has the above mentioned affect.
So I'm asking if that's what the MSE intends?
Also, just in case this pops up, I think that this is different from getting our rep reversed which was gained from answering "low quality" questions as there I do know that we intend to discourage users from answering such questions and instead flag them or thell them to improve their post. But it's different from the mentioned case as there we need users to improve the post and imo it shouldn't matter whether it is a too big or small.
The only post that I was able to find somewhat related to this is: Edit on Low Quality Posts
(I guess in that only the title seems apt and nothing else really. And irrespective of that, it still kinda proves my point).