Photoshop: Add Lightroom Filter in addition to the Camera Raw filter

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There are filters available in Lightroom that we don't have in Camera Raw (e.g. VSCO) and I'd love the option to send an image that originates in Photoshop to Lightroom and back again.  The ideal behavior would be to perform in much the same way the Camera Raw filter works but instead be Lightroom.

I'm a retoucher who often receives already processed 16 bit Tiffs or I'm processing out of C1 Pro and files aren't being processed out of Lightroom as a starting point.  I'd love to be able to send files from Photoshop into Lightroom without any cumbersome workarounds.
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The Camera Raw filter in Photoshop adds LR Develop capabilities to each PS layer, already, right?  What else are you asking for PS to be able to do by round tripping to LR, which seems very, very cumbersome.

It is my understanding that VSCO treatment is a combination of a custom camera profile and a develop preset (a collection of remembered LR-Develop adjustments) that both assigns the profile and makes other custom Develop settings. 

The assigning of a camera profile must be done in the Camera Raw plug-in, and both the Camera Raw plug-in and the Camera Raw PS Filter have the ability to apply presets.

It seems that the only lacking thing is for VSCO to create Camera-Raw-compatible versions of their presets that duplicate their LR presets. Maybe they do but I'm assuming they don't given that you're asking the question.  If VSCO needs to create ACR-compatible versions of their LR presets then that's a request for VSCO, not Adobe.