To add to the previous posts, Ralph, I have an order ready to submit for bulk 35mm, 4x5, and 8x10. It's presently on hold pending soon-to-come information from Louise Kessler at Voltarc (Aristo) regarding the pricing of the new manufacturing run of VCL4500 and VCL8100 replacement grid lamps. Getting new lamps for my enlarger head is a priority for me right now.

Once I see the lamp cost, I'll scale my film order accordingly.

What I meant was that Kodak film's demise did not have to happen this way. Regarding film in general - at least b&w film - I remain very optimistic. That's why I'm investing in new Aristo lamps. And why my film order is destined for Ilford.