Lightroom: Poor axial aberration correction in LR 4 beta

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Overall, Lightroom 4 looks to be a great improvement in terms of image quality (ie. more punch and presence--like Silkypix). That said, the axial color aberration correction is very poor. This is sometimes known as color fringing and is different from the easily and well-corrected lateral ca (I love the new Capture NX2 style auto CA correction). I've made a composite image showing a comparison of Silkypix 5, Lightroom 4 beta, and Capture NX2.3 which shows the ability of the non-Adobe programs to completely eliminate the fringing. I've also included the original NEF file for download here:

I also think a skin-colour white balance (ie. like Silkypix) would be very useful for images where there is no neutral object to click. In that program, clicking on skin-tone will often deliver excellent white balance to the whole image.
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As far as I'm aware, LR doesn't correct for that distortion at all.
Especially color fringing can only be remedied with the defringing option in the manual part of the lens correction.