I'm using the Fuji 200 from Walmart and it is a decent film for the price. It's not what I'd use for big enlargements though.
As far as processing, there are few places I trust locally anymore. I've been thinking about home processing for a while since I have a B&W darkroom already. A lot less complicated than I remember it from years ago.
Also I have 40+ exposed rolls and with the retail prices today I think it makes sense to try it at home.
Welcome to APUG and the best of luck with your film endeavors.
P.S. I'm drooling over your Maxxum 9!