Well, I make mistakes also--"errors caused by slips of the fingers" as I like to say.
But I'm a realist knowing my strengths and limitations. So I soldier on with complete takes, as it's my personal ideal in striving for a good, spontaneous recording. I can't play like Kissin, Berezovsky, or Hamelin, of course, so with my technique such as it is, I just aim to do the best I can. If some people take pleasure in hearing a particular recording I've submitted, then that's all the reward I need. That's my Carnegie Hall.
We're not so different here.
Except that I would rather make a cut than leave in a glaring slip (the slips that I do
leave in are by and large inconsequential). I'd guess that there may a cut per page on average. When videotaping, a cut every two pages (the page turn). I don't believe this make my recordings any worse, or less spontaneous. But if it does, I would love to hear. The aim of course is to not need any editing and still produce errorfree recordings. Due to limited technique, practice and recording time, and the fact I want to record so much music, I am not likely to reach that goal. Though it's getting a bit better all the time.