To me, color is not a lot more work than B&W. Color is easy enough that I would recommend people start with color processing then do B&W. Color is standardized, B&W has many more variables to learn and master. And as has been repeated many times on this forum color chemistry can last as long or longer than B&W if stored properly.
It was noted earlier that Fuji paper gives crossover in Kodak RA-RT replenisher at room temp. I use Fuji CA II paper and results are almost identical to Endura. No crossover.