And I'm obviously just speculating at this point too, since I'm still waiting for my boxes of new paper. But Ilford is a class act, and I really doubt
they're running on a bluff, and am ordering large boxes of paper right from the word go. Of course, I'll fiddle with this developer and that, and
experiment with different toning regimens, just like with any unfamiliar paper... and just like having fun during any other darkroom session. So I have no reason to suspect any kind of gimmick. Some of their products I like more than others, but I can't think of a single one of them I'd call substandard. And so far, this sounds just like what the doctor ordered.