I found it to be softer in contrast to dektol but the blacks were no better which I was expecting because of the use of Glycin. Oh - well - The best GP paper developer for me has ben Agfa RC developer. It lasts forever - has great blacks and works well with all my fiber papers. (oh yeh - did I mention that it is CHEAP) The next step is Amidol and Azo. The Amidol is on the shelf and the AZO will get ordered next week. Of course then there is Kalitype and Cyanotype --- but all these require enlarged negatives so they will also have to wait for me to get that technology down. So far - lots of failures but I have not run out of ideas.