For those of you looking about trying to pick a RAW conversion tool, there's a wonderfully detailed comparison article hosted by Steve Hoffmann's Nature and Landscape Photography. It compares Adobe's ACR 3, Bibble Pro 4.6, BreezeBrowser Pro 1.3, Capture One 3.7, Canon's Digital Photo Pro 2 and RawShooter premium 2006.
This article is not an in-depth analysis of these six programs. My goal in putting up this document was to give the reader an overview of each program's features and capabilities and to provide reasonably accurate image comparisons.
I will take the liberty of expressing my opinions now and then. When considering my opinions you might like to know what I look for first in a RAW converter - Reasonably accurate color and tonal range in the application's default conversion settings - Speed of conversion - Adequate tools with easy and intuitive workflow for those images that did not turn out as I wanted them to look with the application's default conversion.
Regardless, if you're looking for a good, detailed comparison between the available products, this is a solid guide incuding example images. Check it out.