I am more than pleased with Pyrocat HD for 5x4 film, but am wondering if this developer has any advantages over developers such as Rodinal or D76 1:1 for 35 mm film. By "advantages" I mean things like retention of film speed, contrast control leading to ease of printing, highlight and shadow detail, and sharpness. I'd have fun finding out for myself but I' temporarily without a darkroom. This is not an idle question, as I am still shooting and developing film, but can't evaluate the results at the moment.
I mostly use 400 ASA film and like gritty grainy results.