I've tried this paper (went through 4 packages of 25 sheets of 8x10), liked the tonality, and didn't personally experience any flaws. Nevertheless, my personal view at this point is that since I can get the Ilford papers to do what I need them to do, I really prefer to use only Ilford, Kodak, and Fuji products now (although I must admit I have also used alot of Oriental paper over the past few years and never had a quality issue). Given the market is so much smaller than it once was, when it comes to quality control, batch-to-batch consistency etc Ilford, Kodak and Fuji are the leaders. I know what I'm going to get every time, and the products are relatively easy to get. Now obviously when it comes specifically to black and white paper, the choice is extremely limited since it means I only have Ilford products to choose from. That's way too limiting for most people, especially people doing all sorts of multiple toning and alternative stuff, but for anyone looking for a "standard" neutral toned paper I'd still suggest Ilford will give you the best quality and consistency. With the right toning combinations Ilford papers (MGIV and WT) can also be quite flexible. There was a lengthy discussion thread on this recently with some interesting test results, particularly on how to get neutral or cooler tones out of MGWT.