Gotta thank Andy for responding to my RAW vs. NEF rant yesterday. He suggested:
In your plugins folder under your Photoshop CS directory you should have a plugin called “Nikon NEF Plugin LE.8bf”. Move that to another directory for safe keeping and then go and get the newest Camera Raw plugin from Adobe and copy that to your Photoshop CS plugin directory. Start Photoshop and open an .NEF file and you should get all of Photoshop’s options rather than Nikon’s rather limited tools. 🙂
You tha’ man Andy! Worked like a charm! Thanks!