Badger1952: For enthusiasts like me (and probably most of the DPR readers) Adobe's CC offering is the last straw - just downloaded and started to use DxO Optic Pro 8 processing files from D800 - WOW!!! - between that and Capture NX2 it covers most of my procession needs - for Silver Efex 2 and HDR procession, however, CS5 will stay in my library for the immediate future. Sadly NIK/Google does not seem to be interested in the plug-ins for Capture - what about it guys?
The issue is not nik/google but Nikon. Some time back I got this from NIK (when it was still a company):"... none of our current software is compatible with Capture NX2. Nik Software developed Capture NX 2 and Capture NX under an engineering contract to Nikon Corporation, which is in charge of world-wide marketing, sales and support for the products. We have to have Nikon's permission to add plug-ins into their software, which we currently do not have for any of our products. We have been advising customers who are interested in this to contact Nikon directly about having Nik Software incorporated into Capture NX2."
I asked Nikon - appeared they had no interest. What a great piece of software that could be.
Here is one of the first reviews I think: http://www.luminescentphoto.com/blog/2012/07/09/nik-software-hdr-efex-pro-2-hands-on-review/.
Also, it's up to Nikon to make decisions about Capture NX - not Nik.
Cal V: Nikon is asserting it's control. Nikon's policy is that they will not service grey market products...even if you pay (read their website). If they now refuse to sell the parts to the independant repairs shops there will be no way to have anything repaired that wasn't bought through the official Nikon dealers network. But I'm sure this is all just in the customer's interest. (sarcasm)
I've found some of Nikon's recent products appealing, but my interest just died.
You can always file a complaint with the FTC. I just did and it's relatively painless: https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/