Precisely, Jorge O!

In addition, the type of developer and type/amount of agitation affects mesocontrast: Stand development with a non-solvent developer (Beutler, dilute rodinal etc) will still give high microcontrast (in this case, increased though the edge effect giving higher acutance), but the mesocontrast is reduced. That's what compensating developers are all about: Controlling the difficult mesocontrast without losing micocontrast!

But sometimes, it's just too much to be good...