I happen to like saturated photos, even for portraits, even when not recommended by Kodak or the other "pros". So Ektar is my choice and you illustrated the differences nicely. I have a bunch of 160S and it looks almost spot on to Fuji's 400. A bit too low in contrast or saturation for my liking. What I really do like about it though is that with the lower contrast the details really pop. When comparing the original examples, the higher contrast in the Ektar shot doesn't really keep the details, especially in the shirt. But since this is a portrait and not a product shot for a shirt, I really like the Ektar!