Good links to those automators, Linc
As to why this is so difficult on OSX (as Cinthy asks), I've often wondered the same, and wondered why this seemingly simple feature hasn't been included on release after release of OSX. Well, I decided to stop expecting Apple to do something, and ponder their thought process, instead. I believe Apple doesn't like (hates) its users seeing a file path. They don't even want users thinking of the idea of a file system at all. This is the design philosophy of a company that's focused on consumer products-- and if the merging of OSX and iOS is any indication (Yosemite moves closer to this than any release so far, and reveals Apples future intentions), then I wouldn't expect to ever see this feature in any future release of OSX either. iOS and consumer devices are dictating the future of OSX, and unless we're willing to get geeky with automator solutions and such, this distinction (out-of-the-box, at least), will keep Windows dominating work environments, and OSX dominating consumer environments (at least such is Apple's goal and focus). Just my 2c..