A camera is a tool--that's all it is. And it's actually a multifaceted tool (like an incredible swiss army knife) that, depending on the setting, can do a bunch different jobs. Use the right tool for the right job. To me, calling this a "debate" is like calling it the "hammer vs. saw" debate. No debate--use the tool that fits your needs. I shoot a lot of RAW. I shoot a lot of Jpeg. I deliberately choose what I'm going to shoot based on the subject and setting. --When I'm shooting a gazillion files for an organization/client and they don't expect me to do edits (the editor will do that) and they don't want me to fiddle with the files--I just shoot jpeg. --When I know I'm going to be shooting and then uploading a gazillion files, I almost always shoot jpeg. --When I'm shooting something that I know is going direct to a website or online publication, I usually shoot jpeg. --When I'm going to be shooting some color extremes (fashion, fall foliage) I almost always shoot RAW. --When I'm shooting subjects where I expect I'm going to be blowing it up and putting it on a poster (or cropping it like crazy because I'm using a 600mm zoom and I really need a 1200 mm zoom), I shoot RAW. --When the lighting is challenging and I can't use a speedlight (and I'm know I'm going to have to boost brightness or contrast), I almost always shoot RAW. --When I don't have a tilt shift lens and I'm shooting architecture or interiors, I always shoot RAW. --When I'm shooting something that I know I'll be spending time on editing, I almost always shoot RAW.