Personally, I'd rather have a good drummer do is thing naturaly.
But I thought writing about this would show that phase and aligment is not a new thing. Even when recording to tapes, engineers were aware of it and some went to the extreem to prevent such effect.
Also a good story to tell at a dinner
My experience is an interesting story about recording drums one at a time on some tracks. Too long for here....I'll save the bulk of it for putting the grandkids to sleep by telling them about it.
Your point about clearing up crosstalk, phase anomalies, and room node problems is exactly why we decided to even embark on such a thing. More of an experiment than anything else. Suffice to say, we learned a lot about drum arrangement as well as the "sweet spot" in a room. And as I said.....the drummer has to be able to break down his playing into individual parts while retaining the 'feel' originally written for the song. And it all had to coalesce. But the up side was drum tracks from an 'iffy' room that sounded like they came from a Sound City or Oceanway.