I've been struggling with this alot lately. I make prints that I feel are great and then I'll look at them once dry or in different light and think "these are too bright" or "these are too contrasty." Lighting is everything when viewing a fine print. I was always under the belief that every print has to have a maximum black and just barley off base white (Ansel Adams). But I've made some prints where the highlight is a bit lower than base white and the print just seems to glow, much like what Mark is talking about above. So I think there is a fine line between a fine print and a near miss. And I believe it's in the highlights and how they are handled during printing. It is something I will continue to work on.