I wrote that because you said you'd try some DD-X for your next roll because the Ilfosol wasn't to your liking.

My point was that a developer change will likely serve you worse than trying a change in routine with the developer you are already using. In other words, it wasn't the fault if Ilfosol in and of itself. Every material takes trial and error to nail down, and one cannot do that by trying once and then switching to something else.