I had this great post in the works for this topic. While I was writing it though this came through my twitter stream Raw Files in Photography . It was exactly what I was going to say only better. Dang it that's always things go. I think that I have this great point of view and someone else has snatched it up. The other half of Shields Photography suggested a flow chart was what was really needed. While I agree it's well over my head to set one up.
What do you shoot in? If you can shoot in RAW have you ever tried it? What software do you use?