This request/discussion is an extension to: Do you lose your +2 edit rep if the edited post is subsequently deleted?, which was a support question.
As most know, when users with less than 2000 rep (or 1000 rep on Beta sites) suggest edits, a 2 point reputation reward is given if the edit is accepted.
However, if the post in question is deleted, regardless of how old it is, the user loses the 2 points they received. Now, honestly, it's 2 points, big whoop, right? I think it's more the principle of the thing, though. Should we be punishing users for, at least in some cases, trying to clean up messy posts that could potentially be deletion fodder while they are learning the ropes of editing?
Now, I'm sure someone, somewhere could find a method to delete posts, undelete them, and edit them all over again if the +2 persisted, but I find that possibility a lot more far-fetched than most of the other situations on the site that call for checks and balances to prevent abuse.
So, I propose letting users keep their editing bonus regardless of whether the post is deleted or not. They've done their service to the site, let's not take away this token of our appreciation for editors lest we send the wrong message.