I read lots about the "tailor negative to paper" thing, but I basically just split-grade 99% of the time and, provided the silver is in the negative, arrive at the print I want without too much labor. I also do a lot of dodging and burning.
Maybe I accommodated my papers by accident, but I like making photographs a whole lot more than practicing my sensitometry.
What's a sensitometer?
I like printing too, and while I've been able to markedly improve my print quality, I've at the same time managed to reduce my darkroom waste to about half.
"Often moments come looking for us". - Robert Frank
"Make good art!" - Neil Gaiman
"...the heart and mind are the true lens of the camera". - Yousuf Karsh