Following on from Howard Bond's recent article, I notice that he makes no mention of which kind of paper he chose for his print comparisons. I have no doubt that unsharp masking can produce very fine prints that would be difficult or impossible to equal by just changing film developer. But one big issue with staining developers is that one chooses them with a paper in mind (e.g. graded or VC), or at least an approach to dealing with contrast distribution. My suspicion is that just as Bond chose a film that seems to respond minimally to PMK, he has chosen a paper which also minimizes the effect that some of us find very useful with a staining developer. Or in other words, trying to match as closely as possible a D76 print is unlikely to lead to PMK showing its qualities. My choice at the moment happens to be dilute pyrocat-HD and minimal agitation, but that's another story!