Hallelujah!!! Hey Adobe, have you got yours yet? I would love to see Lightroom handle my camera’s advanced settings (High ISO NR for example) as well as Capture NX.
The long-standing complaint with shooting in the RAW image format is that only the camera manufacturer’s software can truly deal with the file properly. The files have encryption on the special settings like color profiles and noise reduction. Lightroom has “Camera Profiles” which approximate the camera’s color profiles, and there are lots of third party noise reduction tools, but this would all be easier on the user if Lightroom had access to everything in the raw file.
The other complaint is about the proprietary nature of camera manufacturer’s file formats. Thus, Adobe created the DNG (Digital Negative) file format and has submitted it for ISO standardization. I don’t think this move by Nikon makes this effort by Adobe moot, but it does make me wonder which format will win out for Nikon users 10 years from now.
Capture NX (and the equivalents from Canon et. al.) are too slow and too ugly to be useful, at least to me and many people out there.