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"Preview Post" combined with a decent embedded spell checker can correct 99.9% of grammatical mistakes. Then again, a mistake or two in a long post isn't a big deal. It becomes an issue when your post looks more like something that belongs in an AOL chatroom. People shouldn't immediately ignore your post because it reads poorly, but I'm not about to slog through a 100+ word post when it lacks punctuation, capitalization, and paragraph breaks.
Yes, it's not a huge deal to have perfect writing skills, but I would hope people would not want others to think they just don't care about what they're posting.
I preview a post, on average, at least three times before submitting. Besides grammar, it also gives me a chance to re-read my post and determine if there are some things I don't want to say or if I even need to make the post at all.
I would say something like 10% of the posts I write never even get submitted because I realize that, in writing a long post, I've become antagonistic. Banging out a post and submitting it the first run through can have you leaving in comments that will end up having you stick your foot in your mouth. It's best to sit back and quickly critique your writing before submitting it for all to see.
See, I do the same thing as Fenix, with the exception that I enjoy being antagonistic when I write rants, so my long winded tirades generally wind up under the "post reply" click. Then again, take a look back at any of my big rants and the vast majority of the time people agree with my points, so I consider the antagonism justified.
However, decent (not perfect) spelling and grammar are of relative importance if you want to be taken seriously. Otherwise, as Fenix so succinctly put it, what you write looks like it belongs in an AOL chatroom and is going to be dismissed as nothing more than dribble.