I enjoy taking pictures with our Canon Powershot S45 4.1 MP P&S. Some shots are great, but all can use a little tweaking. I bought Lightroom 1.1 and Kelby’s book on how to use it, consume all the internet articles I can find, watch tutorials by the dozens, and listen to Podcasts every chance I get. My question is: why aren’t my edited shots closer, comparatively, to the great shots I see here or in the articles and books? Essentially I can white balance, crop and use red-eye reduction very well. But playing with luminance, saturation and sharpening just isn't taking the photo to where I'd like for it to go. I’m not interested in trying to sell my pix … but are my expectations of Lightroom too high for wanting to edit/process/develop a little closer to “great”? Suggestions would be greatly appreciated. If anyone recommends upgrading to a better camera, tell me all about it.