The paper base is wafer thin and lacks 'body'. The filtration needed is next to nothing so ensuring short exposure times. It works well with Kodak RA4 developer but does lack contrast especially the semi mat surfaced paper. So unless you want to go down the route of the Kodak Rolls and cut sheets as you need them this is what we have to use.
Actually I am starting to think about the Kodak rolls and to help, I am designing and making a paper dispenser where I can keep a roll and feed it out as I need the next sheet.