I have no problem with using digital intermediate editing techniques and equipment. They are really powerful and flexible tools that enhance the quality of editing, while still maintaining extremely high resolution. And then when the editing process is finished, they are also perfectly capable of being used to create very high quality release prints on film, which can then be projected optically with very high quality.
These editing tools are a particularly good example of where a marriage between film and digital can enhance film, and together enhance viewing enjoyment.
Unlike the situation with digital capture or digital projection, the tools involve almost no compromise in image quality.
While they may encourage the incorporation of computer generated special effects, they don't necessitate them.