MarkByland: Definitely like Lr's import utility. I've used Canon Utils for years and have switched over as it is so much easier. I would like to see them add the erase-after-import option. The card eject when finished option is great but that would make it - or... am I missing a setting some where?
The problem I have with LR (and I do own it amongst others) is that it is not a true DAM program. If it were you would be able to send your raw image from it to any other raw convertor as well as the one in LR but then that would not relentlessly tie you into its program which Adobe want.
To me it's a bit like buying a all in one midi system for convinance rather than cherry picking your componants for the best experianceand quality but thats what the masses seem to want.