Great place this is. I've learnt quite a few things in the past from this forum and thought I should register.
Currently, I live in Maidenhead (Berkshire), in the UK. The moment I saw footprints on the slide that I had handed over to a lab (to have a print made), I knew I had to do everything myself if I wanted things my way. That was 6 years ago. Since then, there has always been a darkroom in the various places I inhabited. It tends to be quite primitive (I always wash my prints in the bathroom for example), but I don't feel the need for anything more sophisticated.
My photography is usually in the reportage/documentary/street genre with a 35mm rangefinder, although recently I've been doing some landscape work in medium format as well. Most of my prints are on fiber paper (usually Agfa MCC111 - yummy! - and Forte) and all the film is also developed at home.
I always find it amazing how so many people dismiss the idea of traditional B&W work for the funniest reasons. My favourite is "...can't stand those smelly chemicals...". Unless you stick your nose into the trays, I don't think any of the standard chemicals are particularly smelly (Oh yeah, Viradon is a different story; tried it once, will try it again in the garden).
Right...my plan for tonights session is to print this negative of a group of fishermen mending their nets at dusk, one of them holding a bare bulb for added illumination. It's got to be on 12x16 paper...I presume some of you also have similar daydreams, even if it's of a subject as cliche as mine