Matthew, looks like I posted just after you did. Agreed--not all view conjectural emendation as a thing to avoid in a critical apparatus. When I reviewed the BHQ for Accordance, I found that John Hobbins did not appreciate the approach of the BHQ that I mentioned above. He has an interesting section called "In Defense of Conjectural Emendation" in his "Taking Stock of Biblia Hebraica Quinta" (pdf here).
Edited by AbramKJ, 13 March 2013 - 08:31 PM.