Glad to have discovered this community around Ansel.
I am an amateur photographer from Spain.
I've been taking photos for many years, since before the digital era, although always in an amateur way and without too much dedication.
My first digital camera was a 300D back in the early 2000s where I started to learn about the exciting world of digital photography and image processing.
I spent many years using Lightroom as a developer and Photoshop for some more advanced processing, focusing techniques, local adjustments and luminosity masks.
I also used Capture One, which I used somewhat and liked better in many ways than Lightroom, but which didn't have some of the photo sorting capabilities of LR.
Then I got to know Darktable, which is the one I use now, just at the beginning of its change to a scene-referenced model, which I found fascinating and much more suitable than the traditional processing model.
I found Aureliene's explanations of scene-referenced image processing and tone mapping with filmic very enlightening.
Nowadays I do almost all my editing with it, using almost exclusively the scene-referenced processing model (with some difficulties in processing high-light images that tend to have low contrast in those high lights).
The problem is that DT has become somewhat complex with so many obsolete modules and so much diversity to choose from.
Ansel's simplifying idea appeals to me.
I have done some testing and of course the results are just as good as with DT.
For the moment I haven't decided to convert the whole catalogue to ansel, for fear that some already processed photos might not be interpreted correctly or in case I have to go back to DT for some reason).
So I have a bit of a mess of catalogues, having to import the photos I want to process separately.
At some point I'll have to take the plunge, for the moment I'm still using DT but only using the recommended modules for scene-related processing.
Well, a bit of a long presentation, I just wanted to comment on my evolution and how I got to Ansel.