I began some months ago, I read every topic on film development I could possibly find on the net, I made carefull and well organized notes on every possible combination of film and developer, I tried numerous combo's, spent vasts amounts of cash on buying different films, different developers and actually had a great time doing all this.... What is the result of all this close to scientifically performed tests ..... I shoot Tri-x and D-76, I like rodinal, I love Efke 25 in neofin blue, I like HP5 in DD-X, I love APX 100 in X-Tol ... but the absolute orgasmic combo for me is Tri-x and D-76 .... like my grandfather used ... Don't let yourself be driven to developemental madness, development is easy, stick to basics, read the notes on the film box, agitate according to standard principles, change your method only if you have a "carved in stone" reason to do this ... within this one combo you will use, you will have numerous possibilties to adapt and alter without switching from one fil/developer to the other and all combinations hereof --- Try to understand the limits of the film and the developer you use, and you will find that you need nothing else... forums are the greatest and biggest marketing tools any company could ever wish for .... Honest to god, I got involved in a barroom fight over Rodinal !!! yes, no huge titted blonds or brunette bimbo's involved but the fortunes and misfortunes of a frigging film developer ... hmmm yes ... respect other peoples choices, but don't get dragged in ... !