As others said this came up before and has some issue to it. I never got arount to making the following precise, but here is slightly different take on the matter, possibly not fully thought out, but perhaps reasonable.
Instead of making some edits 'silent' one could create a new 'tab' (or change an existing one).
We have 'new' and 'active' and some others. The issue is that 'new' is perhaps too static (making one not see new answers) and 'active' perhaps too noisy.
It seems to me technically it should not be a big problem to have one more 'tab' say called 'new post' that shows questions ordered chronologically by last addition of a post to the the question, that is new questions and new answers are noticeable but edits are not. In this way, people that want to avoid the noisy 'active' but still see answers would have an option.
Or, around the same idea, one could consider to look into a slight change how 'hotness' is determined and thus what the 'hot' tab displays.
(If one wants to develop the idea, one could add to 'new post' also signifcant edits, determined either via marking it so and/or in some automatic way.)
I am not sure how good or bad this idea is, but it might avoid the worries some have regarding making edits silent while giving others a way to avoid the edit-noise but still not miss important things.