Quote Originally Posted by Curt View Post
...why 11x14 in FP4+ isn't available in a retail store here in the states is beyond me...
Very simple. Retailers know from experience that it won't sell before expiring. So they don't stock it. There are some sizes/emulsions offered in the annual special order program that certain resellers know will move later in the year, so they order extra boxes as store stock. FP4 Plus in 11x14 isn't one of them.

Quote Originally Posted by Curt View Post
...I can also imagine a time in the near future where an annual run is 2X the cost and 1/2 the quantity...
Why do you imagine that? I have seen more items offered each year and price increases have generally tracked those for stock Ilford products.