I have just started using RAW files (well to be precise RAW + JPEG), and when looking at the RAW conversion software it seems to be that you can amend it however you want. Now with that in mind does that mean that, within reason, the only thing you have to worry about is the composition and camera shake. As long as you get the exposure roughly correct, it can be amended before you ever get to the photoshop stage.
Before everyone tells me, I do realise that the better the shot to begin with, the less post-work is necessary and the 'cleaner' the picture.
At present, I still get confused with all the settings, there is so much you can do (white balance, exposure balancing, filters etc etc), but after this weekend I converted to RAW and forgot all about all the 'other settings' and I was fairly pleased with the results (don't get me wrong, I still have a long way to go).
So is RAW the way to go?