Thanks PBD, I was hoping you'd add your two cents worth. Just when I think I understand color management you raise the bar to the next level.
I'm going to read your note a few times and let it sink in.
When I look at a couple Passport training videos I'm puzzled by the suggestion to set a white balance (with the color checker), then create the profile and then to assign the profile to the image or batch. It strikes me as redundant.
Then I see the "As Shot" option in PS and think, wait, I want the custom profile, not "As Shot."
I'm trying to let this stuff sink in and not make it harder than it has to be.
I'm excited about the control and consistency the Passport can provide once I understand the little details you are nice enough to explain.
I have the DNG converter and want to check out the DNG editor you mentioned.
Thanks a lot !