You missed talking about compressed raw and the flexibility of raw in post. All well and good to have locked in perfect WB at the time on a tiny screen, but when you get back to the computer, having extra room to move here or there is a major benefit and something a lot of other codecs cant do. Also recording onto CF is great, dont need SSDs for raw. Also not sure why you write off the Blackmagic cameras, Their version of braw provides the flexibility of raw format while working in a slightly different space. At the end of the day if you can shoot 12:1 braw and get the same quality output as a 12:1 r3d it is the same outcome, then it just comes back to the camera and sensor for differences. Same can be said for shooting another codec like prores 422 or other fixed format, if the outcome is good and you can get what you want, its all the same, however your ability to pivot on those other codecs is far more limited.