Thanks, Jonathan. I started off shooting RAW when I first got the 10D, but as you know, that Canon File Utility thingy is a frustrating bugger - it takes 26 sec just to load (maybe it's just my computer, but no other programs do this), 8 sec to see the picture, 8 sec to preview a change, and another 7 sec to implement it. And on top of that, you can't even see the whole picture if it's vertical. Argh.
Needless to say, I went to JPEGs, and have simply bracketed a bunch.
So yeah, I have looked at Adode Raw and Capture One LE, and they'll keep me busy this winter for sure.
One more thing - in fall pictures, like with a full red maple, does digital ever oversaturate or block up? With print film I was always disheartened to find something of one color, like a pumpkin blossom, just one big yellow mess, without any subtle shadings or detail. I haven't noticed it yet with digital, but are there any precautions to take about it in exposure or image processing?