So guys, why do these expired films (2005) with markings that might be dating as far back as 2000 show up so nicely, contrasty and sharp?
Shouldn't they be faint, or even completely non-existent, according to the "poor latent image theory" that some people want to believe?

I firmly stand on my position: There is either a manufacturing inconsistency, bad QC or we're being sold some very expired but marked as fresh film.
I'm not accusing Ilford. But as a consumer with minimal knowledge, I just can't swallow quite easily the fact that some Fresh pan-f go bad on me while some other 8 years expired pan-f films look incredibly good.

Poor latent image? No way.