If I have nuances in shadow areas that I don´t want to see, I´ll black them out during post processing. If I have nuances in highlight areas, which I want to be totally white, I make them white in post processing.
If I would like to see details in shadow areas, but all I have is black, there is nothing I can do. if I want to see details in a highlight area, and all I have is white, there is nothing I can do.
Of course I would like to have higher DR. I want as much as possible and I cannot see how any future sensor would be criticized for having too much DR.
ML, I cheer for you. Keep up the good work!