Niels "The Image (Quality) Professor" Knudsen surely is the most prominent hero in Doug’s text. His color-profiles are highly praised, also those for CMOS cameras that are not PhaseOne-built, i.e. mostly SoCaNikon DSLRs. And as a real hero he’s doing his thing alone, in the basement, with genius-like magic (= no numbers once the basics are set). At least that’s how the story is being told.
My point of view is slightly different. I am really not pleased with CaptureOne’s profiles for the D800E. They have a built-in color-sink towards a brownish red with hardly any discrimination between yellowish-green and reddish-orange. That makes for "healthy", uniform skin tones, but CaptureOne would also be able to perform this stunt on demand with its skin tone color correction tool. With the standard profiles there’s no choice left. So I would like to ask PhaseOne if it would maybe make some sense to double-check their basement-magic with numbers and a second or even third pair of eyes.
Please note: This is no critique towards the person of Niels Knudsen. But maybe towards PhaseOne’s concept of quality control and epic self-praise.