I purchased some of this a couple of weeks back. haven't had a chance to use it yet. Personally I am not bothered who made it. It gives me an option. When some manufacturers are stopping production both colour and black & white should we not be grateful when something else does come out. It might not be up to the T-max / Delta standard or be in the same class as Tri-X but it is still an option for your camera.
Who died and made you the voice of pragmatism? C'mon it's the Internet, if we didn't complain what would be the point???
I am kidding! I agree w everything you said! Choice of product allows for artistic-choice