I use PS & LR CC 2022. Been using PS since late 90's. I load all photos into LR and do a batch auto exposure on all. This give me a quick OK starting point. I then evaluate and if I feel it's something to share I'll take the original NEF into PS. I've tried other software for PP and have found them pretty good, just don't want to take 6 months learning another program.
That's my 2 cents worth.