Preface: feel free to close this/point me in the direction of the answer if it has already been discussed here. A quick search of Meta didn't bring anything up (searched ChemDraw and organic structures), other than a discussion of tags to apply to structures, and an old post looking for software suggestions.
Over the last few days, there have been a few posts here on Chem.SE in which the person asking the question has uploaded a photo of their hand-drawn workings/problems. In a few of these cases, the post has been left untouched, and in a few someone has kindly mocked up their hand-drawn image into ChemDraw.
My question is regarding whether there is a consensus on the presentation of (mainly, but not limited to) organic structures in questions and answers.
Obviously there is a benefit to professionally drawn structures, however there seems to be little consistency over whether or not the structure is edited (my guess would be that it depends on whether someone has the time to do so).
In the same way that there has been discussion over whether formulas should be converted to MathJax if they are perfectly legible without (very simple math that doesn't involve subscripts/superscripts etc), I wonder if perfectly legible hand-drawn structures should be edited. They are, after all, both non-searchable images, and so from the point of view of chem.se acting as a searchable, long term repository of answers, neither is obviously better.
There are, in my mind at least, several disadvantages to someone else editing these posts merely for aesthetic reasons. Unlike MathJax, which is standard across the website, computerised structures vary greatly depending on software/settings. Poorly executed ChemDraw is every bit as ugly/illegible as a poorly handwritten structure, not to mention that there is always the possibility of transcription errors which might not be picked up on if the OP is not highly familiar with the subject area.
From the point of answering questions, I would also argue that spending 10 minutes crafting a mechanism on paper is time far better spend than trying to wrangle curly arrows in ChemDraw.