I followed the 'typical' path - shoot JPG only, then RAW+JPG and keep only some of the RAW files, finally RAW only.
Yep that would be a pretty typical path to take. Most people would have got there years ago. RAW only. 2003 for me.
It's unfathomable and slightly hilarious that this thread is still running. I'm not against anybody shooting JPEG, that's their choice. And in some cases it's a valid choice.
Yet the arguments that favor a RAW workflow are so profoundly well based, it beggars belief how photographers who assert they're shooting meaningful work can attempt to argue that shooting JPEG is somehow superior.
Who would prefer a pre-prepared supermarket frozen meal zapped in a microwave over a skillfully crafted meal made from fresh ingredients? Quick & convenient but somehow leaving you with that shallow feeling vs...,well you get the point.
Yes, occasionally the frozen dinner is useful, but why not travel first class?