I hate protracted arguments, so here is a brief summary of why no-till is best for the gardener (or even the small herb farmer). There are fundamental differences between a gardener and a farmer. A farmer does it for a living (for profit). A gardener does it as recreation and also for health.
1) a farmer does mostly annuals, a gardener does a mixture. Farmers that do perennials (like herbs) tend to do no-till, unless they want to kill their asparagus plot to put something else in there.
2) gardeners spend a disproportionate amount of time weeding compared to farmers. Mulch and no-till minimize that time.
3) farmer mostly seeds, gardener mostly plants. Mulch is incompatible with seeding, and I always have to plan ahead about that so that a few plots are clear of mulch (there are a few greens that I prefer to seed, and this is best done by mulching with leaves, which dissipate in one year). Where I don't mulch, I have weeds. It is a breeze to plant right through the mulch, and it is a do-it-once job that agrees with my philosophy. Mulch and automatic seeding are not really compatible, so the farmer is right to avoid mulching.
4) farmer pays water 1/3 to 1/5 of what I pay.
5) farmer has automatic irrigation. Even if I have it, I have to water seedlings and plants by hand until established. Mulch reduces that time.
6) it is inconceivable for farmer to leave at critical times during the growing season for three weeks, but I do that all the time. The mulched plant takes that much better than the unmulched plant.
7) farmer has a tractor, which services a large tract of land and therefore pays for itself. A tiller, I don't know, costs $500? For that kind of money I can build a large hoophouse that will give me many more veggies (and a more extended season) that a tiller can ever provide. Maintenance-free, too, as a hoophouse has no carburetor. Fighting with a recalcitrant piece of equipment is the least entertaining part of gardening (gardening is supposed to be relaxing).
8) a tiller will never give as good a tilth as no-till, and makes weeding worse.
9) farmer has to pay bills, can not wait for no till to work. My parents took a plot of clay and with mulch, taprooted veggies and other ground-breaking veggies such as favas and potatoes, brought it to heel within a few years (and enjoyed it ever since).
9) a farmer tills, applies herbicide, pesticide, and fertilizer. I do none of that, because no-till improves soil fertility, improves plant resistance to disease, and the mulch and no-till block out weeds. I am very happy that my food is free of that, thank you very much.
10) farmer has to follow market, I do not. I can put down 3 inches of wood chips (a somewhat harsh material that agrees with only a few veggies, and takes two to three years to go) knowing that this year I will plant tomatoes, the next garlic and so on and so forth.
11) I have much better access to my land. As you posted earlier, a farmer would have to have dump trucks come in and leave deep ruts, and then it needs to be spread out. I can drag a few tarps full of leaves to my beds and be done with mulching for the year in a couple of hours.
The cons are slugs and voles, which I have now beaten, and in warmer climates the encouragement of disease.