IMHO, no, it's like forking out $5k of gear then shooting in a mode that returns results that $2k worth
of gear can do. Lightroom basics are a 15 minute youtube video. No excuse not to do it.
Thanks all. I can and do use LR to process RAW pics with varying degrees of success. My assumption was that Jpeg would do the "heavy lifting" so to speak and then I could tune it up in LR.