lot of average joes are ok with mediocre prints as well as no prints. Plenty of folks use cell phone images as wall hangers, sometimes, even next to their stunning wedding photos.
it is what it is. SOOC can look good on a phone as SOOC on a Large sensor, so why bother?
I agree with both of you. However, I don't believe in the term "SOOC". Quite misleading, especially with people who know nothing about photography. Unless shooting in RAW every image is adjusted somewhat. If you took 2 identical cameras & lenses, set 1 to straight neutral (or 0) & set the other to landscape, those images will look different SOOC.