I watched a good interview recently that featured Elodie Keene, a television director who began as an editor. She said when she worked as an editor, she often butted heads with the producers, because she was trying to "bend the film" to her vision of the story. The producers favored the director's interpretation, not hers as the editor, which probably explains why she moved into directing.
But I love that phrase of hers, bending the film. The biggest problem she had was with the longer takes that involved tracking shots. She wanted the camera to linger on certain actors' faces to register