For folks that experiment with the profiles, have you found that it is a setting that you come back to from time-to-time or perhaps frequently or did you settle on say ACR 4.6 or camera neutral, etc. over the course of time and leave it there? Again, my appreciation and thanks to all.
For me, it has become just one more step in the workflow ... I set the import default for my D700 to the D2x Mode 2 which I find to be the most "accurate", but I do play with the various options during RAW processing. For the Canon G9, I found Camera Standard to be my prefered starting point.
I plan on profiling my D700 using a custom profile at some point as someone once told me:
"It is much easier to start with reality and start messing with it than to start with a fantasy and try to push that towards reality."