I'm also curious if anyone wants to share their B&W conversion techniques. I'm convinced that the best B&W shots are more than just desaturated. I don't think I've found the best method yet, but I've been playing around with several. So far the one I like the best is to desaturate, then bump the brightness down a tad (usually -10 or so) and the contrast up 10 or so.
I guess I'll start things off
This is Lurgee last night on a local trickle
This is SLSS at Spey Nation, we were standing right next to a smoking grill so its a little hazy. Probably could be tweaked a little bit to clear it up.