It has been many years now since I printed on RC paper. I do remember the pleasant surprise when I took the plunge and bought my first boxes of 8x10 Seagull graded paper. The blacks that jumped off the page and whites that glowed had me convinced that Ansel would have been proud. (In retrospect, he wouldn't have but it was a fun thought.)
My daughter-in-law came took a photography class and, of course, all students used RC. She walked away with a "Best Image" award for her work - very promising. We will be reprinting her favorite negatives on FB soon and I look forward to watching her reaction.