Some of my experience with new Fomatone is like yours, Mark, others different. I think it liths a little slower than old Fomatone, at least at the 25 to 30c temps that I use. The color is about the same, but I like softer, more muted colors anyway. When I get a nice clay color in the highlights I am happy. I would not describe the infectious development as "convincing" like the old stuff was, and the shadows don't seem quite as gritty, but as Mark said, it does lith, and an experienced eye will know right away that it is a lith print.