This is a good question. Once you've "got your chops" it generally takes fewer sheets to get a good Pt/Pd print than one in silver. In fact I more or less _expect_ my first or second print (no tests) to be really satisfying. I think this has to do mainly with the very long scale negative and very soft paper and partial self-masking. Inspection works great with the POP versions of Pt/Pd, but is of questionable value with the develop-out methods

The way it works out, your first good print (after you've been doing this a while) may be easier and cheaper and quicker to get than your first good print working in silver. However, when you need to make five more of them, it will take far longer, and cost a whole lot more, to do them in Pt/Pd than in silver (where it should take about half an hour).