Kodak Gold is pretty good. I shoot medium format mostly, so I don't use it often...It actually used to be available in 120 which I find quite amusing..There are many great films between the Kodak Gold, Black and White C-41 films, the Ektar, the Portra and the black and white selections from Kodak so mail order may be worth it once and a while..Kodak Color Plus is cool too.You can't quite beat the price of Kodak Gold at B&H...I have heard that it can be good to mix black and white up ahead of time but I sometimes can't wait that time if I need it. If you want to use it after you mix it and the mixing process for your chemicals requires high temperatures, be sure to let the chemicals cool before you use them....Does that shop still develop any film?