This is a big part of photography these days. I am very much a fan of less is more for editing. I try to get the images as close to perfect IN in camera. This speeds up processing, giving me more tine behind camera and less behind a computer!
If you have not done so already, i suggest you check out a post I wrote for ThePhoblographer regarding lessons you can learn FROM post-processing! :)
As always, any questions or comments, leave a message at the bottom!