I just developed two rolls of Arista.EDU 100 in 120. If anyone cares, here are my thoughts:
1. My two minute pre-wash resulted in a lovely deep turquoise flood of anti-halation dye.
2. The little strip of tape that attaches the film to the paper backing is god-awful to remove; it doesn't peel away cleanly like HP5+, APX 100, or Neopan Acros 100. I had to resort to scissors to get the stuff off -- Mildly irritating.
3. There aren't any frame number or emulsion information printed on the film base. It's easy enough to figure out which side the emulsion is on because of the difference in texture, but, again, this is mildy irritating.
If the film weren't so gosh-darned cheap I would probably be irritated enough to stick with APX 100. As a starving student, however, I do what I can to cut costs at all costs!
I haven't tried printing the negs yet, but they look OK on the light table (I did 6 minutes in Rodinal 1:25 per Freestyle's recommendations). I'm not very experienced yet, so I doubt that my printing tests would be helpful anyway.
I noticed that the dev times for Arista.EDU 100 and Fortepan 100 in Rodinal 1:25 and D76 (stock and 1:1) are different on the Freestyle site and on the Massive Dev Chart. Maybe this stuff isn't from Forte after all?
All the best,