I am struggling with the need of softproofing before printing photos. I usually use Adobe Lightroom for editing images and also for printing. I use color profiles - all good. What I do simply not understand is, why this softproofing is a manual process. As per my understanding, what Lightroom does when I activate the "Softproof" feature - it simulates on my monitor, how a print of the current image would look like on paper with the selected ICC profile. Then I have the opportunity, to manually adjust, until I get back to a look, that is similar to what I actually intended.
It is clear to me that for prints there are boundaries like limited dynamic range and color space. However, Lightroom should at least be able to easily provide a proposal of how to adjust contrast, exposure, tonal curve, saturation etc. to get close to what I originally wanted to have (simply my original edit).
My question is: If Lightroom can simulate the look on paper - why can't it simply automatically adjust the settings of the image in a way, such that it will look on paper, how I wanted it to look on the screen? Why do I need to do this manually (if obviously Lightroom "knows" the difference - and can display it to me!) ?