I didn't know camera Raw was such a hostile topic ;) I threw out a devils advocate argument.
Personally I try to get the image at the time I shoot. I rarely need to do more than tweak WB or exposure more than a few points and at that, it is just because of "taste" and not the "need" to. It sounds like many other on this thread are more comfortable editing in PS then working to get the image in the camera. I do that too, when I see something well after the point of capture that I could have done.
Just a side note: I have seen many do this. Shoot raw, download, convert to Jpeg, then edit. Once you convert RAW to JPG you lost just as much data. My Raw conversions go to Tiff or PSD files to retain the data then I edit, save, and export copies to jpegs.
But why bother with a DSLR at all
why even bother with a camera
most phones now take excellent family snaps
your phone is nearly allways with you, not only for taking, but also showing the family snaps
"Most DSLR owners don't own or want to own Photoshop since they are just recording their kids and family"
Sad but true. Usually they get it for the hype that a better camera takes better photos but while generally true it isn't worth it as they usually use it in sunny and easy light conditions. I knew this one lady who put only about 1000 shots on the D70 she owned for 5 years already. I shot seven times that much just yesterday...
sevencrossing & kyoshinikon touched on what I see every day, most DSLR shooters - edit: most consumer DSLR shooters buy a DSLR because they think they need it to shoot their kids, etc. (Opinions aside of what they should have bought) the assumptions that every persons shoot raw revolve around individuals knowing how to edit them, desire to spend time editing them, desire to spend $500+ on software and hard-drives, and can never get the correct WB or exposure. Persons who struggle with spending $600 on a camera system, do not see spending $500 on photoshop or even just $100 on Elements and another $200 for a 2TB drive as in the realm of ideas they should do. That is just reality. Not everyone has the desire to be a photographer. I have seen people shooting raw because they see threads like this, but then convert everything to jpeg with zero editing. They really don't know why, but they read they should. Obviously they are not akin to photography as many of us are. If someone lands in the "bucket" I just don't see the need of them needing Raw.
I'm not making an augment against RAW - but trying to open up when it is NOT needed. I think that helps people much more since the times you do need it are endless.
Shooting this in raw would not have made any difference in the end result-