Dave, thanks for the tip, I made a note of it and I'll try it as soon as I get another digital camera. I use the latest Photoshop, but old habits are kinda hard to "unlearn". I do presharpening as well, but was hesitant to recommend it because it compensates for the Bayer sensor and to be honest, I'm not sure if the digicams are using it or not. Besides, lots of first time users tend to overdo it (I did) and it would serve no purpose in this particular case.
But we better be careful discussing digital, lest we get our hides drummed out of this board