I'll take the flip side of the last post. I make my own color prints but haven't processed color film in years. I find that if you have a good commercial level lab who runs strict process control, the results are totally satisfactory. It relieves you of the burden of developing film - putting you back out photographing instead of being in the darkroom doing a shake 'n bake process. Black and white, of course is a whole different story as there really is a reason to be there working with the film.