No, your post was clear. I am the one who is confused.

If Paterson recommends 58mL of developer per roll of 35mm for 1:4, but Ilford suggests 62.5mL, does such a tiny difference in the amount of developer used result in a discernible difference in the quality of the finished product? Using the amounts I listed in my original post, I am technically above the 58mL recommended by the tank manufacturer but below the 62.5mL recommended by Ilford, yet my results for both 35mm and 120 using a variety of films has been consistent.

So what numbers do you follow? Should you follow? Tank manufacturer or developer manufacturer?