Either I'm misunderstanding what you're trying to say, or I completely disagree. Film development does have a correlation to the paper you choose. That's why, when testing, you test on the specific paper you want to use. I rarely stray from my preferred paper but, when I do, the same negative will print differently on each paper. Usually it's seen in the highlights- what prints as a VII on MGIV may be an VIII on another paper. If the other paper became my primary choice, I'd have to alter my film development to retain the VII I want in the print.
Yeah...that's kinda what I was getting at. I know that when I initially switched from D76 to PMK, the way the types of negatives reacted to the same papers were not dramatic per se, but noticeable nevertheless.