Note: I rarely use VP outside the OP/PL platform, that is, in standalone. That said, the most used VP tool I use is the Rectangle tool. After that, I will use the general advanced settings by themselves to produce photos that are not completely corrected but only somewhat corrected. I will nearly always do this manually, turning off the Auto perspective correction. Volume Deformation almost never, and I’ve tried the Miniature effect, just to see how it worked, but never applied it to any of my photos.
Most often, I will straighten photos of rectangular artwork or signs and posters. I have used the VP tools for architectural photos, both exteriors and interiors, but tend to retain a little bit of perspective distortion since modern viewers have come to expect at least some in such photos.