Now we see through a glass, darkly...
- Apr 5, 2016
don't think I can understand if people hanging around in a forum like this discussing all the latest gear for thousands and thousands of dollars would even blink an eye at subscription costs of the Adobe photography plan of about 12 dollars per month ... in comparison to any lately announced lens or body this is so negligible that in relation it can also be considered 'free'
Some of us don't use DPP because it's free. We have plenty of paid applications that we use for all of our non-Canon images.
We use DPP because of the Digital Lens Optimizer and also because we prefer the color we get, and the much more granular level of control we get controlling color, than what ACR (via either LR or PS) provides.
Yes, it's slow and clunky, even when using an NVidia GPU with enough Cuda cores. But it gives me results I can't get with Adobe products or anyone else's. So I use it most of the time.