As a report manager, it is extremely useful to have draft versions of reports that are not yet available to all and sundry. But I can't tell which ones are available to other users unless I open the report to edit, then go to save as... which is two (slow) steps in FE NXT. Better to work in the database view.
Also, when troubleshooting the "I can't access a report" issue, checking to see if the report can be run by other users is a first step. Again, much faster to run in the database view.