I am an intermediate amateur (how do you measure these things anyway? Well, I can't say I'm an advanced, and don't think I am a beginner), and I feel that I should take the RAW leap. I avoided it until now mainly because of the learning curve - I don't use Photoshop for the same reason. I use simple editing tools that allow global editing, like Picasa in the past and now iPhoto. I guess I will move to Lightroom eventually, but my question is - can I move to RAW and stay with iPhoto for a while? I mean technically I can but does it make sense? Is it worth the effort of larger files and more complicated process? Will it give me the initial feeling of the benefits of working with RAW? Thanks.
EDIT: This is not a RAW vs. JPEG question. I do want to move to RAW, I feel a bit limited by JPEG editing and also want to see what's there. My question basically is, will I get a feeling of it with iPhoto or would it be a waste of time?