If you are interested in reading Alien Skin's little feature on me and my use of Exposure in my workflow, have a look here:
Love the software, by the way....
Thanks for sharing the link. I've never heard of Exposure before. It looks interesting, might try it out. I seem to be stuck at the lightroom stage. I'm way to lazy for photoshop so I just leave it looking "good enough". I find LR presets kinda gimmicky and not to my taste.
I came across it several years ago at version 3. I had a photographer friend from Mexico who shoots portraiture/weddings almost exclusively, and I just loved the look of his photos (the fact that he shot with the 135L and 35L almost exclusively didn't hurt!). I asked him about workflow, and he told me about Exposure. It's a great interface with a ton of flexibility and the ability to customize. The newest version allows you to see instant previews of all the presets before applying them so gives you a great way to see a starting point for tweaking.
I do use LR presets quite a bit, but they have a limited number of options without the ability to layer, particularly when it comes to applying effects like grain, glow, or halation.