It is good to know that Adobe will be addressing the problem for those who are concerned by the base NR effect.
I didn't say that...first off, I'm unconvinced it is a problem for most cameras/users. I still think most people don't know what the heck they are looking at at 1:1 zoom. I also think many people complaining don't know how to set the Detail settings to get edgy noise back in a shot (if that's what they think they really want).
What I was "trying" to hint at was that Adobe ain't standing still and the next version will be aimed at two major areas of concentration; Image Quality and Workflow. In terms of IQ, don't be surprised to be surprised...there's an old saying among long-term alpha testers at Adobe, be careful what you wish for...you just may get it (and it may not be at all
what you were expecting).
That started about the time Mark Hamburg put History in Photoshop (Ps 5). All it was supposed
to be was a multiple undo feature...but Mark didn't think that was all that interesting so he turned it into History..
So, I wouldn't be presuming too much about the exact direction any hints that come from me (or Eric since I know he stops from time to time) may take. It's actually a degree of meanness on my part to even hint instead of just keeping my mouth shut. Since I know what's coming...it's real hard to not just tell people. But I really can't–partially cause the stuff ain't done yet so it may not be what I expect either–and partially cause, well if I spilled the beans, Adobe and engineers would quit telling me stuff! And that would be no fun at all...