Yeah, sadly I'm seeing that. I just tried DPP and forget that...you don't have all the features to work on a raw file like Photoshop does. Canon better catch up.
Off course not, it's a raw converter, not a pixel editor
What's missing in DPP then in your opinion?
I know three things:
Straightening while cropping,
Selective color manipulation
That's when comparing to ACR 5
When comparing to ACR 4.6, two remain.
When comparing to ACR 3.7, one remain, but DPP wins on color accuracy....
Only the selective color manipulation is a big one.
Then again, you can sort of work around that.
The local adjustments are quite simply done in PS. (and more precise then in LR)
DPP get's a lot of undeserved flak by people who don't know how to use it IMO...