Certainly true that each has it's own advantages. Pt-pd does have the capability of altering contrast contrary to popular belief. The advantages of Pt-pd are longer tonal scale. The disadvantage, to some, is lower dmax than silver.
The fun in doing something that is known is not having to reinvent the wheel at each and every turn. I have lived the better part of my time on this earth and would rather spend it making good photographs. But to each his/her own.