I've been using LR and PS for about a year, and have created a few dozen images I'm proud of. Usually I end up creating 10 or more files along the way.
one with more blur in background, or more light on the subject, or a different color cast
one with a white border, one with a black one, one with none
.jpg exports for social media-- this one with quality 100 @ 50% of size, or 70q/100%, etc.
a .TIF with all layers, and perhaps a flattened one
I can't be the only person here who does this. So-- how do folks manage this? Do you bring them all into Lightroom? All into the same collection? Which one(s) get the treasured 5-star rating? If you have two or more you like equally, does that change things?