When you first import photos to lightroom, LR then begins processing the images and does some kind of update (the thumbnails will change, if you're looking using the loupe your view will show "loading" and then update).
The problem for me is that, most of the time, the initial image is far superior to what LR ends up with. I'll be looking at a nice shot that I'd be very happy with, then LR updates and the new version has had all the life and vitality sucked out of it. It looks like it's being desaturated and the contrast increased, but all my twiddling never seems to get it back to where it was.
I'm importing raw images from a variety of Nikon bodies with no preset. Using "reset" doesn't restore the image to that original view I had.
What is that initial view that LR puts up? What is LR doing and is there some way to make it stop?