Well, that is what I do anyway With the addition that I am not above messing around with it further in CS5 in other respects as well
Well, that's interesting. I wonder how many others do something similar? Do you have a preferred sharpening workflow - a 'typical' approach you could summarize? I know it will be image dependent, of course, but the general principles. In ACR6 and CS5 I've been doing something really simple suggested by Scott Kelby in his books on CS5.
By the way, I found your old and your new blog. I really enjoyed your selection from 2009 favorites. Some beautiful work there if I may say so. I sympathise with your problem restarting your blog. It does take a heck of a lot of effort. My approach is to blog whenever I've just completed some major task. I reasoned that if I've done all that work pursuing some aspect of photography, I may as well share it with others and when they respond I always learn something new. Quid Pro Quo kind of thing.
I added two more images to the post on C1 - getting nicer all the time - I hope. It seems I am now able to achieve a more subtle result from scratch in V6. Happy to learn from others more experienced than me, so do share your preferred sharpening approach if you have time.