When I started color printing back in 1984 color paper was cheaper then, than B&W. In fact, color paper hasn't changed that much in price since then. Then I could buy an 8x10 100 sheet box for $30-35 from a local camera store and the last box I bought less than a year ago from a local store was in the same price range. Haven't really paid as much attention to B&W paper.
We have a different viewpoint. To me, color as easier. The processes are standardized. B&W is a lot more involved, with its many different developers, times, temperatures, dilutions, films, papers, contrast control, zone system, etc. Not as easy to learn and master.
Originally Posted by Jeff Kubach