It might be interesting to note that I have never had any problems with Pan F, or HP5. It is probably not a coincidence of epic proportions that I handle my film very carefully. In other words, it's pretty obvious where the fault likely lies, and the supposed victim here doesn't seem to want to really get to the bottom of it, so I don't see much of a need to bicker about it. Some people you cant help. Surfers credo; acknowledge, and move on.