As I've been saying, some editors are necessary and useful and helpful and great, and some are not. It depends on the situation.
Later, I was drawing the first issue of what was to be a new comic book series. There was a magic garden in a broken patch of floor in it. The writer described it with fairly standard garden vegetables -- as I drew it, it got more bombastic. I added banana trees. I loved how it turned out, I was genuinely excited. I sent the writer the new pages -- and was told the banana trees looked stupid and out of place. I argued for their inclusion; I was told to erase them and draw something else. I replaced them with corn. I hated it. I hated it so much.
I knew then that I really, really, really wanted to get to work on my own book. The banana trees in the office of my webcomic's main character are there to represent creative freedom. Plus they're really fun to draw.