Dan4321: Too much fluff, I really just want something to develop the raws in the least amount of time and with the least amount of 'tweaking' required. Book mode, map mode, print-to-whatever mode, all those things are totally lost on people like me and probably 95% of the users out there. This is why a lot of people still use Digital Photo Professional over adobe camera raw for 99% of the photos out there. Make the raw development engine quick and intelligent with as much automatic setting as possible and only then will people like me be willing to pay that much for it.
Have you already tried DXO Optics Pro? Reading your post I think you might like it.
You can download a free trial version on their website.
Fantastic shot - congratulations!
How did you manage to get so much depth of field with F2.8? I'm also curious to know more about the light conditions.