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I used to do a lot more HDR with Photomatix, but since I began using Sony-sensored cameras, I find the extra dynamic range to satisfy most of my requirements. BTW, nice work!
Really is interesting looking back at all the software I used to, for the lack of a better word, need. Photomatix for HDR, Auto Pano Pro for pano's. Heck, I remember having to manually place control points in each frame shooting with early PTGui based software. I remember having to run every image over ISO800 through Neat Image or Noise Ninja. I remember having dedicated sharpening programs from Focal Blade. All that just to process an image.
These days, really regardless of the camera system, I never touch that stuff. PS and LR offer so much in the way of processing, not to mention sensors have become so much better at high ISO, more DR etc.
Tweak a few sliders in LR to bring up the DR, its default sharpening and NR usually works great. Maybe try a few VSCO presents to adjust the color to taste and export.
30 seconds to tweak an image instead of 30 minutes. I remember having to let me computer run for 45 minutes to stitch a pano, which I spent an hour manually aligning. These days its you can just hold the shutter and sweep the camera and its all instant (often works well too)
In a way, the workflow from my early days of digital to the present day has evolved nearly as much as going from film to digital.
Fun times we live in