That sort of thing costs money, so it's not a decision that Ilford would take lightly. Either they're planning on doing an MOQ and putting the leftovers in storage, selling them gradually or on consignment, or they're just going to do what's ordered and deal with the financial hit in return for goodwill and Kudos.
The fact that they even considered any of these options is the sign of a financially healthy company, for which all of us should be thankful. I don't need anything from the ULF run (until I build myself a 7x17), but I might just go buy another box of 8x10 FP4 as a small thankyou for Ilford still being alive and kicking (butt).
That's what I did! I bought a box of 8x10 Delta100 and a box of 8x10 HP5+
~Stone | "...of course, that's just my opinion. I could be wrong."~Dennis Miller
Simon, back in July you said that the long rolls were manufactured even if they didn't meet the MOQ. But I had one roll of the 122 width on order via Freestyle Photo, and they refunded my money saying that it wasn't being made. Was that a mistake on their part? Is there some HP5+ in that width sitting in stock?
What sizes of long rolls did and didn't get made in 2014?