To Retouch Or Not To Retouch?

I started to write about this topic and after about 5 or so sentences realized that I'm basically "selling" my point of view to the reader and, perhaps, as a photographer and somebody who charges for retouching of additional photographs, I could be a little partial?..  So I'll say no more..  Instead, here's a picture as an example of what I typically do as far as skin retouching.  Just watch it for a few seconds and you'll see what I mean.. These corrections were done manually by carefully applying various techniques on each individual blemish and skin imperfection while trying to preserve the natural skin texture..  And if this looks like a lot of work- it certainly is!  Is it worth it?  You be the judge..