I agree, Elf. The only one you should worry about pleasing is you. If others "like it" great, but at the end of the day, the only person looking at the pictures on the wall with a critical eye is you. I feel like I'm getting decent at processing using just Siril and GIMP, but I am barely scratching the surface of actually getting the data myself. Something I need to focus on. I don't know that the "less is more" approach in processing is any better or any more valid than any other approach. It just seems to be what I like the best. The fact that you share your data for others to process (practice on) is what I appreciate. I like seeing other's interpretations using different techniques and software.
A world class guitarist was once asked what other guitarists he listened when he was learning to play. He said he listened to everybody. Guitarists he liked, and guitarists he didn't necessarily like. His reasoning was that he learned what to play as well as what not to play. That applies here as well, I think.
Besides, the world would be a pretty boring place if everyone saw things the same way. Clear skies!