V. 11 has improved significantly in speed and performance and includes some worthwhile additions to the toolset, specifically the spot exposure Smart Lighting with face detection. This tool remaps the tonal range to balance shadows and highlights in a more natural way for higher contrast scenes. You can place multiple spot areas on the image to tell the application to consider those areas as important when tone mapping the image with the spot Smart Lighting control. You should experiment with the Intensity control as well, to make sure that you are not overdoing it - I often pair the spot Smart Lighting control with the Contrast controls to re-establish some global and local contrast that might get a little flat when redistributing tones with the Smart Lighting controls - you can also turn off the Smart Lighting if it is negatively affecting your image.
DXO raw conversion has always produced punchy, saturated images as a default look, and overusing Smart Lighting can change local contrast negatively, so some compensation is in order, usually backing off of the saturation and adding some protection to saturated colors in the Color Rendering tab. If you would like to recover highlights, try using the DxO Clear View control - the name implies that is a haze cutting control, but it can be used for more targeted recovery of highlights without the need to use the selective tone tool. A little goes a long way with the Clear View control, and the default value of "50" is often way too much.
As always, once you run several of your familiar test images through the application and get a sense of the look DxO creates versus the modifications to that look that you want, you can save the mods as a preset that is easily applied across a set of images.