Well, just to give you an idea of why I opted for the Shanghai when testing a new camera, I bought ten rolls for $27.93 posted to my door. To buy the same amount of landscapepics favourite film, Kodak TMax 100 would set me back $71.94 plus a further $18 in postage. That's buying from the nearest store which sells 120 film (60kms up the road).
I'll buy a film I can trust not to exhibit any of the 'quirks' everyone's mentioned when I can afford to put in a decent sized order of film and paper from Freestyle in the U.S. That could be months away so, in the meantime, I'm just happy I have something to shoot to get a feel for this camera.