I get so frustrated when I am working with suggested edits and I pour a lot of time into an edit only to have the "more substantive edit" thing popup when I try to submit. Ok, so I will naively accept that the system's algorithm is perfect in determining which edit is better, but there are times when I put in the few minutes to read the entire post and correct entire post only to have the effort wasted.
Is it possible to have like a 5 minute window or something that when I start editing the post no one else can edit it? If I take more than 5 minutes, then I timeout and the rest of the SO community can then have at the post.
The other alternative of course is to automagically blend multiple edits into a single edit, but that seems like the harder solution and prone to errors.