That's totally true, and that'S what I would recommend myself if one uses contact printing more or less in the same manner as enlarging.

When I'm conact printing 8x10", I rather want kind of a "polaroid" (sorry I can't explain it any better in english). I want to get a positive, that shows the negative as unchanged as possible, overall exposure and contrast being the only varables to get the whole tonal range on the paper.