HRST i print optically using kodak , ilford and fuji's materials. I have been printing by hand before the emulsions were altered for digital and post. And I dont complain about any of the changes. the product changed so be it. if it requires a change in filtration , exposure time , ...whatever its just an adjustment to be made. All the materials can still be used perfectly well using traditional printing techniques. so I say thank you to the makers of these fine products for still supplying them to us! Good tradesmen don't blame their tools. oh and the ilford materials we are talking about here, they were brilliant before and guess what...change or no change...they are brilliant now!