Here's the issue: the darkroom is only part science and heavily about feeling, art, and the experience. You want less cerebral activities and more innate feel with the materials at a certain point. A large amount of printers couldn't imagine punching in a bunch of numbers for any significant period of time and just want to get to the actual exposing, dodging/burning, and development phases. I know even having to calculate dodge/burn times is annoying enough that sometimes I just freehand a large amount of it. Having to think, excessively, greatly brushes up against the dangerous border of Thinking Too Much.
Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.