Another big thanks for all the replies although it does seem there are many views on this subject. As I said earlier I'll do my own tests and see how they work out.
However, a supplementary question. I don't have Capture NX2 (and don't really plan to spend money on it at the moment) but I do have, of course, View NX2 which I hadn't bothered to install until this morning. I've had a quick look but haven't formed any view about its capabilities at the moment.
Given that currently I'm using Bridge >> Adobe DNG Converter >> CS3/ACR
Would you think that View NX2 could/should be used instead of ACR? Derek