Or we can say, everybody have different methods.
Seriously, soft edges ain't for renders.
Although, everyone else disagrees, I'll have to agree with Rafay.
Softening edges is for people who can't cut right or the photo isn't high-res or good quality.
In a contest, such as this one.. It shouldn't be used.
For personal use, e.g a signature. Then by all means.
But you guys are competing to test the best 'Renderer' not the best at rendering PLUS adjustments.
The point is to make the final product look the best
Seems like Softened edges look the best to me.
They might be, but we're testing rendering skills not hiding up split edges.