I think we tend not to shoot enough JPEGs. As you have found, there are situations where you are not going to be doing any significant post processing.
My compromise is shooting RAW and using Nikon View NX2. Since it honors the camera settings for vignette control, lens correction, WB, and picture controls, I see files that are similar to your JPEGs. Converting the files to small JPEGs for web use takes just a few seconds. With a Lightroom workflow this is a bit more of a challenge but also has some benefits.
Like you, I have dropped the use of RAW+JPEG for most situations. The one exception is creating a small JPEG for immediate viewing using an Eye-Fi card.