Capture NX2 has been replaced with free, lower quality usability software by the geniuses at Nikon - Capture NX-D I think its called ? So any new cameras may not be supported and any bugs won't be fixed, sadly. Should be cheap though, if you can find it, but I always found it incredibly slow on Windows and prefer Aperture on mac now.
I've been on lightroom for about 18 months, found it more user friendly after a couple of weeks and the keys allow you to put it on upto 5 machines, Macs and PC !
I'm not a Nikon user but I cannot see anything NX2 offers that Lightroom does not. they just do things in a different way. I'm not entirely sure what you meant by Light points but if it is the colour control points this just sounds like the adjustment brush without the need to brush but also sans the flexibility that provides. As with swapping over with any software it just takes a little time to find the wrinkles and adapt to not having things you are used to. My only big beef with lightroom, and it is a very serious one, is the sodding highlight recovery introduced in V4. One reason I keep looking at capture one pro. Quite what was in their tiny minds I am not sure but LR now insists on 'recovering' your highlights even if you do not want it to. When you shoot a lot a white background stuff this gets far from amusing. I blow the backgrounds out a couple of stops to make sure they are pure white. Lightroom promptly decides 'no you don't want to do that' and savages the whole file putting detail back in. Fine if you can turn it off but you can't. Nor is there any way of knowing exactly what changes it made so you can unmake them! There are work rounds of course but they are just that, which to me is all wrong.
Not yet it hasn't. NXD is (according to Nikon's web site) a beta version of the successor to NX2. If you visit the web site and read the comments, they are incorporating in the final version some of the things they stripped out of the NXD when they put it up.
That's what I was trying to remember, the colour control points. Yes, that is what I wanted to ask. Can you do that with Lightroom? Actually also I do like to blow out the white background quite a lot, so that could be a problem for me too. But yes, I do expect to have to get used to what ever I change over to. That is another reason I was slightly leaning towards the NX2, but still very much interested in the Lightroom. Especially as when I buy a new printer soon, I get Lightroom cheaper.
Try Capture One, you get a 60 day free trial. One you see the results I am sure you will be hooked.