Just correcting you, cause you're wrong
Yes you can view separate RGB histograms. Also Flexcolor does have a multi-sample tool (palette called Color Info..you get 5 points). And it has a neutralize feature that is far superior to anything in ACR, which I use everyday with my canon. And while FC may seem to counter intuitive to you, as someone who's been using the software since it was called ColorFlex (imacon scanning software), I can tell you that I found ACR to be incredibly un-intuitive...so I guess it's what you learn first.
Yes, FC is buggy. The interface was pretty good 8 years ago, but it definitely needs some freshening....but it is a good program that does a really good job at what it does. The batch processing is extremely easy to use and works very pleasently in the background. And it's free...I can give copies to my assistants, clients, my mom...all legal. Try that with ACR or C1.
Also, why it's not going away: Hasselbad is light-years ahead of the other back makers in terms of the amount of camera information that gets sent with the file. the new ultrafocus technology is just one of several that, from my understanding, adobe really doesn't want to include in its, by necessity, "generic" program ACR. Hasselblad's system is necessarily closed, just like Apple's is closed, so that certain technologies can be developed without having to ask adobe's (or microsoft's) permission. Oh, and also so they can make more money.
Anyway, good luck with your decision.
Been busy, hence the delay in coming back to this topic........
e. Correct me if I'm wrong, but you cannot view separate RGB channels on the screen? Like most, I expose to the right, but this resulted in at least one channel being blown in most shots. Mickey Mouse cameras have this feature. Does the Hasselblad?