It is the paper I use most and yes, I've had some of the same issues. It hasn't stopped me from using it but it's worth mentioning. Quality control may be an issue but beggars can't be choosers, I guess. Film, on the other hand, have tried a few times but gave up, as I was rarely happy with the inconsistent results which I know for sure have nothing to do with my processing routines. Like I've said though, I am happy I can still shoot film and have a few great choices of paper.