I started out, about thirty-five years ago, using D-76. I was satisfied with the results (as if I really had much basis for judging at the time!), but I found that mixing the D-76 was a pain. The required temperature is high, and having to use distilled water was a nuisance.
I agree with the HC-110 recommendation. After I finally gave up the D-76, I used HC-110 for years as my normal developer, usually the in B dilution. When T-Max films first arrived, if I recall correctly, the T-Max developer was still not available. HC-110B gave very sastisfactory results with both TMX and TMY.
With the arrival of the T-Max Developer, I discontinued using HC-110 for the newer films, although I still use it for copy film and as a dependable fall-back for the occasional roll of TX, PX. Even though the bottle contains a "for roll film only" warning, I have always used the standard stuff (usually 1:7 dilution) instead of the RS version for 4 x 5. Results are excellent and I've never wanted to fool with the replenishment business; I've never figured out why Kodak recommends against this.
With both HC-110 and T-Max, I mix directly from the concentrate. Each time I mix, I displace the air in the bottle with carbon dioxide (deep breath, hold half a minute, exhale through a straw into the bottle) and find that the concentrate seems to work consistently for a long time--beyond a year. I don't think you can go wrong with either developer. but the T-Max film/T-Max developer combination is hard to beat--enormously flexible with predictable results at various times depending on exposure, subject, etc.