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Yes that seems to be the general consensus on how to get the most out of the raws in LR4. Personally I've still not been able to match the jpegs but my only real comparison was on the architecture&bridge shot I posted above. Fine detail was particularly important in that. My X10 needs to go back for the sensor replacement but from the little time I've had with it, I too am impressed with it thus far.
I've not managed to match the jpegs for sharpness and detail either. Got reasonably close, but definitely not there. I have a feeling that only way to get RAW's as good as the in camera jpegs is to do time-consuming selective sharpening in photoshop with layers etc. I still prefer to use the RAWs for PP that involves more than a bit of curves work, but i'm not sure if i really gain much by putting the extra effort in.
I should also return mine for a sensor replacement, but i'm not sure how to do that here,
A touch of autumn, just to keep the pictures coming.