A couple of friends whose mono work I much admire, constantly kept telling me that the only way to go was SilverFex Pro. I must admit I toyed with the idea many times but I'm a " better the devil you know" type and stuck with Lightroom, which did everything I wanted, or at least what I thought I needed.
So when the opportunity arose to get it F.O.C I took it, somewhat nervously, since my computer operation knowledge is somewhat scant, and if anything goes wrong I am limited to the shutdown and reboot option.
Anyway, much to my relief, the download worked like clockwork both on L/R 4 and CS 5.
The past couple of days I've been trying to see what can be achieved with it , as opposed to L/R and to date I have to report in the words of a recently passing magician "Not a lot". I must add, not a lot that I can find useful or satisfying.
If there's someone who can pass on any tips as to what it is particularly useful for please enlighten us, that is apart from the borders option.
Perhaps a few more hours playing with sliders and things will shed some light on things.