Lightroom: Flat (dull) color with RAW files

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Why when viewing (opening) a RAW file (Nikon or Canon) in Lightroom does the software flatten the color? I've seen this with version 3.4.1 and earlier. The hue and saturation doesn't appear as vibrant as the preview. It seems counter productive to "recover" the color that was captured at the time the file was generated.
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Hint: Shoot with camera set on neutral and default settings in Lightroom will appear *more* vibrant than the preview ;-)