I shoot 4x5 almost exclusivelly and I am making decisions based on that. I have settled on Ilford Pan F Plus in DDX (since the demise of Agfa 25) for 120 and 35mm which I ocassionally shoot.
I may going to run some tests between TRI-X and Ilford HP5. TRI-X in HC110 and HP5 in DDX on the same subject and pyro for both and see what happens.
Since Microdol smooths grain edges, then sharpness will suffer, so I will abandon that avanue.
Tom, you mentioned that the new TRI-X has finer grain then TMAX 400, that sounds very promising. Maybe I will stick with what I have for years, TRI-X and HC110. I will post my results.
Thanks all for the input!