As the OP I have followed this discussion with interest. I really thought I was beating a dead horse! I guess the RC longevity question is as unsettled as ever -- and I'm surprised to learn some people are questioning FB longevity, which I always thought had been settled long ago. Anyway, I wrote in only because I was so pleased to learn that my RC prints had held up well in less than ideal conditions. While I know this is only anecdotal evidence, I'd be interested in reading posts from other APUG members from time to time about their ongoing experiences -- good or bad -- with RC prints. As some here have suggested, RC may have gotten a bum rap in its early, bad old days that it has never been able to live down.