I like to think RAW images are a far superior way to take images because you get more data and can mess with the white balances etc. The problem always being I don't know how to mess with the data to get better photos. And when I tout "Oh well don't worry we'll just use Raw" when referring to light conditions etc, I often get jeered because I don't know what I'm talking about.
It's true, but I'm not wrong.
Using nothing but "auto" settings, I've doctored up a photo I took of Alex in two formats (I used Sara's camera which can take both Raw and Jpeg at the same time. A Canon Digital Rebel XTi E05 if you're wondering, but that doesn't mean much to me.)
If this looks odd below you can click through to the comparison tool's page itself.