Man I really do love Adobe Lightroom. People say to me all the time that they need a better camera when they see some of my pictures (not that my photos are amazing). I just think they expect to take a picture and they are done. I spend a lot of time in Lightroom trying to get the most out of my images. I fall under the philosophy of shooting to the right without clipping and try to get the most robust digital negative as possible.
Here are some before and afters of a trip I took to Mexico. I went to Tepoztlán during dia de los muertos
Grave in Tepoztlán
If you do not use the Split toning feature in Lightroom you are missing out! I recommend heading to LR now and trying it out ASAP