I use whirlfloc in the kettle, but never gelatin or other finings. I just don't want them, nor do I need them.
My beer is "read a newspaper through it" clear, and filtering does strip yeast and flavor out of the beer when you use a fine enough filter. And you really can't filter a cloudy beer anyway- it would clog your pads. So the beer has to be clear before filtering, and then it would be brilliantly clear.
My beer is clear, and unfiltered, and I like it.