It certainly can be done, but if someone is doing time and temperature development in their bathtub, doing normal or +1 development and printing on azo 3 is easiest. I have heard complaints from people about AZO because they were getting dull prints and poor results, the simplest explanation (to me) is that their negatives were too flat.

Keep in mind that learning to mix and use pyro, develop by inspection,make long scale negatives, and printing on azo with amidol all at once can be daunting. This is coming from someone that has been into photography for only one year..

--Aaron