While I have got the cheap colour film to learn on, and devolop in bw chems, there is a certain addiction forming I think. Part of that is akin to my move away from the digital age of control and perfection................yes getting real film eg bw will be perfect, again I have arrived at total control...........doing the colour film in bw chems...is exciting because I so dont know, its like a potter opening the kiln and not knowing..........and I have some lovely images from what would be considered failures...........definitely not perfect. So even if I had the money, and like you I have to watch mine.......colour film in bw chems would be a viable choice for me......I love the random................