I think the "powers that be" don't understand the value an editor brings to the process.
I learned a new phrase the other day: HPO. The highest-paid opinion. (Sort of like the golden rule that states "He with the gold makes the rules.") The HPO tends to carry, even when 98% of the other people disagree, if that person is autocratic.
It's not like they're compromsing your professional ethics and asking you to delete citations so they can pretend they are original thoughts. So you do it.
But you also perhaps keep your resume up to date and keep your eyes open for other oppotunties at places that DO value the editor!