Thanks for the many responses! I'm in a hurry right now so I just skimmed the new posts and I'll have to read them over more carefully later but I agree with many of you. Seeking recommendations is beneficial, but tests are going to be the deciding factor. I asked which pushed better, but better can mean many different things for different people. Initially I was thinking that I wanted more shadow details so I batched up some Xtol and compared it with Rodinal. Xtol had better shadow details, but Rodinal looked better. I prefer Rodinal. I just got HC110 for kicks and I'm looking into testing the two developers soon to see which look I prefer.