The reason I placed the original post in the "hybrid" section was keep peace in the B&W section. I would have never thought to put the question in presentation and marketing.
Part of the question was about using PS to do simple things that could be done in a traditional darkroom. I didn't want to get the nasty grams about PS.
Many times when I look at my negatives on the light box they look so much better than the scan.
I love this forum and of all the photographic forums I go to this is the one where I go for opinions I trust.