How will Editor, Strunk & White and Copy Editor be affected by the new <2k edit mechanism? Will submitting an edit as a <2k user count towards those badges? Will approving someone else's edits count? Will they be entirely unaffected, perhaps because <2k editing will count towards a separate, parallel set of badges?
From a post's history perspective (and hence badges) edit suggestions are identical to performing actual edits.
So if you perform a ton of suggested edits you may qualify for the
Strunk & White badge prior to having full edit rights.
I approved an edit earlier and the person who submitted the edit was listed as the last editor on the post, not me. I think that's as it should be. Since they're doing the work and getting credit for the edit, the edit should count for editor badges as well.
I don't see why suggested edits shouldn't count. They're edits just like all others. If you manage to get 100 edits through the suggestion system, you surely deserve a reward!
I can see approving edits count towards its own badge, maybe ("Supervisor"?), but nothing more than a bronze one to be honest.