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It's not about whining, it's about making the commitment to turning the pictures you take into the images they deserve to be. Sadly PP is a big part of this, as printing used to be in the analogue days. I also hate doing it, and i'm astonishingly slow at it too, but it has to be done. Absolutely nothing i post up here is "straight out of camera", and i would bet the same is true for almost everyone else posting. And even those who do post straight-from-camera jpegs most likely have custom in-camera processing parameters. You can't get away from the reality that what the camera captures is only part of the image-making process.
I would suggest you buy a copy of Lightroom, which costs little more than a 50mm f/1.8. Or at least download the V5 beta and then buy V5 when it is released. It isn't perfect, but it's a lot easier to learn than fully tooled editors like Photoshop and GIMP and will do absolutely everything you need and want right now. You can get a lot of free presets too, which can offer interesting starting points for editing.
The easiest way to sort out difficult colour casts is to convert to B&W