Thanks for the information and links.
I've been asking myself these questions a lot recently but in all the research I have done I have to conclude that this topic is entirely subjective and there is no one definitive answer. Whilst one tool may produce sharper images, another may produce better colours. The best tool isn't the one that creates the sharpest images or best colour depth, it's the one that helps you produce the best, or most pleasing, images and makes you the most productive. Each tool can compensate for it's deficiencies through some (minor?) manual control.
For productivity: Lightroom. Sorry. Hate to beat a dead horse as the saying goes, but LR is, iMHO one of the better tools for image management, and processing. When I go on the road, I could come back with 3-5,000 images. My southwest stop trip which took a long time I came back with almost 11,000 raw and jpeg images. And LR, if you know how to cull effectively, is one of the better tools out there. If ultimate speed is your thing, the photo mechanic would be the way to go. Except, it's not a management/catalog/library program -- If I used it, I would still catalog, keyword, etc in LR anyway.
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