Not for me, personally. I can get along very nicely with Ilford Warmtone (though I wish they'd coat the excellent emulsion on a whiter base), but for me, Agfa MCC 111 outperforms Ilford's MG FB in a number of ways, not least of which is much better shadow detail and less muddy tonal gradations. When I compare the same print made on both papers, for me, there's no contest.
Originally Posted by Daniel_OB
The problem with only one company surviving (and believe me, I'm very grateful that Ilford is surviving! I've stuck by their B&W film for many years) is that there's little incentive to make something good better.