Wow, thanks for the quick responses you guys.* I've been reading so much about testing lately that I'm giving myself a headache, so I appreciate the comments and am glad I'm not confusing myself too much.
I've been putting off testing for about two years now, but I've been noticing more and more that when I am printing I seem to be trying to get more contrast into my images.* When I finally stopped to think about it, it dawned on me that my neg's to date are probably a bit flat for the look that I want.
Mahler_one, honestly before your post I'd never heard of Fred Newman and wasn't even aware a service like that existed (yes, I live in my own little bubble, but I have my camera so I'm happy).* I'd like to take my testing a little bit further so I can get a better understanding of what is going on, but might take you up on your advice down the road.
Thanks again for the input guys.