Quote Originally Posted by pdeeh View Post
How does one acquire sufficient experience in order to start mixing developers oneself?
What was said above is apt.

Mixing one's own developers is not very difficult. A one-tenth gram digital scale is very useful, and you need to have very good habits to avoid contaminating your ingredients - but it's not too hard to learn.

I am still the only person in the circle of local photography aficionados that I know that mixes his own chemicals at all, so I learned from the Internet and books (The Darkroom Cookbook and The Film Development Cookbook are awesome resources in this regard). All good so far!