IMO you "get it" Arctic Amateur, I'd expand and refine that thought a bit more:

All BW films within a given speed class can provide essentially identical results. The variations caused by shooting style, lens chioce, subject choice, lighting, metering technique, exposure placement, processing and printing far exceeds any inherent variation from film type to film type.
I'd also say that that "reality" doesn't mean individuals won't find favorites for themselves.