To complete the story, when I noticed that CW on that question has been auto-triggered by amount of revisions, I flagged it for moderator attention (that happened on Feb 18). Soon after that, my flag has been marked helpful and CW status was removed.
- For the record, flag message was as follows:
please take a look at revisions made to this question (https://meta.stackoverflow.com/posts/99077/revisions) to consider whether automatic CW status triggered by "editing at least 10 times" is fair in this case. Per my reading of revisions diffs, all the edits so far were meaningful, relevant and justified by substantial effort at OP side
Note by the way that flagging isn't the only option when you feel auto-CW was wrong. Another option is to post on meta (examples at Programmers meta: 1, 2).
The option I choose is mostly determined by whether I feel a "fairness" can be determined on formal / generic grounds or it requires some content / domain analysis. I do not want to burden moderator with content analysis: that's when I post to meta, so that moderator can make their decision based on community evaluation.
That particular case has fallen into rather formal grounds. Diffs I studied prior to flagging indicated that wast majority of revisions took several days of OP effort ("...for 8 days now", "...for 10 days now" - stuff like that) - note "substantial" in flag message. Per my reading, no amount of special / domain knowledge was required to decide whether CW is fair or not, which is why I used flag.