Not to be argumentative, but I know you are possibly the biggest supporter of the f/1.2 here. Outside of the bokeh, can you replicate the contrast and color in lightroom?
And again... not to be argumentative... or maybe I should say, With all due respect (Talladega Nights anyone?), I haven't heard of the 50 f/1.2L having a magic bokeh except recently. The 135L yes, the 85mm f/1.2L yes, even the 200mm f/2L... I've even heard contrasting opinions regarding the bokeh of the 70-200mm f/2.8L Is mkii.
I know bokeh can be subjective, but would you contend that the 50's bokeh is on par with the 85/135/200?
The topic comes up from time to time, but this has been going on for years.
The 50L is not for everyone. For IQ parameters that are easily compared (i.e. resolution), the 50L is not leaps and bounds above its non-L brethren. I tried the 50 f/1.4 on several crop bodies (including the 7D) and it was a maddening experience. AF accuracy and consistency was bad from f/1.4 to f/2, and colors were flat/tended to washed out wide open. I had the 17-55 f/2.8 IS at the time, and I saw no value in the 50 f/1.4. Test reviews tend to evaluate lenses using LV pointed at static subjects. The 50 f/1.4 that I used performed much better in LV, but there was no way that I'd use an AF lens only in that way, and with AI servo, it tracked horribly. The experience was so bad that I didn't even try another fast prime for a while. It wasn't until I tried a 35L that it dawned on me how much better the 50 f/1.4 should have been. I got my 50L used because after reading a lot on the net, I was inclined not to like it. I figured I could resell it at a slight loss, at least well within a rental fee, so I gave it a go. It's been a couple years, but I still have it, and for a while it was my most used lens because I didn't have a midrange zoom for a while after moving to FF.
If you are expecting to use the 50L like how you would use any L lens, you will be disappointed. It has a lot of quirks, and I won't bother shooting near MFD with it. However, if I'm with friends and family and it's dim (esp. indoors or at night and when no one wants/expects the flash to go off all the time), the 50L is my first choice because I can rely on it wide open and because it's the most versatile focal length for me. Would I sell if it Canon comes up with a better alternative? Absolutely. Do forum members that own the 50L own it just because of the red ring? No, but it is on the correct side of the cost/benefit analysis for us.