No it's not an auto-edit, more of an "auto-unedit" feature.
I don't like it either.
Basically it strips the image of all the presets used in camera so they are ready to be developed by you. Perfect...if the camera got them all wrong, which is not the case.
To undo this, go to the develop module and set everything the way you want it. Then go to the drop-down menu at the top of the screen, select develop -> save preset. Save the preset with whatever name you want. Next time you import, go to the option which allows you to choose what preset you want to import with and choose the preset that you just created, it will save you the trouble of doing this for each shot and can be reversed later. Under the library module, your new preset will also be there amongst the default ones(aged photo, selenium tone etc.).