There's been ample discussion about the pros and cons of bumping, particularly for minor edits. Consensus seems to be that tagging is good, almost implicitly, almost always.
Yet, there's a strong current against making small edits. So, what's the consequence? Is there any reasonable limit or repercussion for someone going around making tens or hundreds or thousands of small improvements to spelling, grammar, formatting, or tags? Is this a ban-able offense? Is it a badge-worthy accomplishment?
I can accept that universal bumping is here to stay, even if I think other creative solutions are worth trying, but it seems more difficult to justify a policy which implicitly stigmatizes the thankless but very useful task of edit-gnoming, (as they would call it on Wikipedia). Do we want that?