It's good to hear from someone who, at least, is open minded about DSP/Room Correction. First, by definition, DSP exists everywhere there is a digital signal. Furthermore, the term "room correction" is a bit misleading. These systems do not correct the room. These systems alter the signal (in the digital domain before amplification) so the output from the speakers and the contribution of the room work together for better time domain and amplitude domain results.
Automatic DSP/Room Correction systems are powerful tools but they are not all created equal. The top-line units are considerably more advanced than mid-line units. I would not use my experience with a mid-line system to suggest the capabilities of the current SOTA technology.
One can easily argue that some of the large, immersive sound field is a result of the room/speaker interaction. Our experience with advanced DSP/Room Correction shows us that if the recording has spacial information (large, immersive sound field, depth, height) then a properly corrected system reproduces it. It does not embellish recordings that do not has spacial ques. Systems without RC can be setup to embellish spacial effects. I am not suggesting either is right or wrong. What you enjoy the most is what is right for you.
Read what a few reviewers said about our full DSP/RC system at Capital Audiofest 2021. The system was all tube electronics (except for the DSP unit) and vinyl source only (no digital files).