RAW is SO much easier than jpeg. I was a stubborn jpeg shooter myself up until about 3 years ago. The only regret I have is that it took me that long to make the switch. Fixing things like white balance/color tint, exposure, noise removal, etc etc are SO simple in raw. I use LR4...it's really just a bunch of sliders. You start at the top and work your way down. I don't touch most of them. Once you get the hang of it, you can whip through your raw edits in seconds. The option of using adjustment brushes in LR is a huge bonus too. I can go in there and fix color casts, selectively change exposure on certain areas, add saturation, etc etc. I could go on and on about the benefits. Since I'm on a soap box now, here is a before & after from a recent 'Sweet 16' shoot I did that not many photogs are going to show you, because who likes admitting that they totally flubbed their settings? I KNOW this happens to everyone though. We had just switched locations and I fired off 5 or 6 shots (forgot to adjust my settings), quickly realized my error and fixed it, but of course, my *favorite* from the series was one of the first ones before I realized my exposure error. Thankfully, RAW is very forgiving and this turned out to be a beautiful image. Fixing the exposure mishap literally took seconds in LR4. If this had been a jpeg, I would have been forced to trash it.