Post as in Post production.
This comes from the blunt of the posts I read here are lacking any knowledge of post production on images.
The nodes as example are considered post. The render layers is a tool of post. Textures can be added in post. Post post post… is there not enough focus on this ? Sure you can get the image done right through blender but that surely takes a greater deal of time than running it in After effects photoshop or Gimp Cinema paint … whatever,
It’s not cheating it’s called control…