Tears, oceans and french fries. Salt is essential. When it’s missing you know. And when it’s needed you probably need it pure. Without added flavours. There’s nothing wrong with being creative of course. But when you need salt and all that is available is some mixed “herbal salt” you really run the risk of ruining the whole dish.
I think this might be true for a lot of sounds as well. Effects are cool. Just not all the time.