I like this thread very much because it concerns seeing, visualisation, intent and discipline - ingredients that I need to make better photographs. Maybe a less charged title for this thread would have been Cropping - intentional or not?
Also for me the word cropping implies accidental or repair or salvaging somehow. To decide to "crop" before shutter release does not imply cropping it implies previsualisation. This implies a choice while the other implies no choice.