For me, LR makes dealing with raw so easy and transparent, it's a no brainier. You set the camera to maximum everything (even aRGB to capture more colors). Then pull out only what you need for each share. It's like having a tiny hidden unabridged dictionary for every photo you take. Push set A to flickr at 2 megapixels, click. Print set B on full glossy 11x14, click. Load set C on your cell photo to send via SMS, click.
Without thinking about it, any photo you want can go as deep as you need (up to the maximum capability of your camera), now or at any point in the future, whenever you want. And in the meantime, doesn't slow you down or get in the way. How cool is that?
I only wouldn't do it if I had an old PC that just bogged under the weight or if I absolutely knew that a set of images was going to be massive (1000+) and of little value. For example, at a trade show, taking several photos of every product at every booth in 2 large buildings. For the rest, you put so much effort into the gear and the session, why not do the same with the format of record?