I just finished print-testing several papers. Haven't toned nor dried them yet, but I can say without hesitation there are good alternatives available to the Azo/Amidol routine, in both developers and papers. I'll provide an in-depth thread in several days on what I think.
Folks, take a look at the Slavich paper, available from Freestyle. I think its very promising. Comes in single weight as well as double weight, grades 2, 3, and 4. I've just been playing with grade 3. More to follow in a few days.
If the Lodima paper comes to be, I'm sure it will be good. Until then, I'm not waiting nor wishing for the promised magic bullet, nor crying for the good ol' days of Azo. Azo is gone, and once these secret (and now very expensive) stashes are gone, there will be no more ever again. I've a mind to sell off the few sheets of Grade 3 I have. Any takers? (PS-I plan to profit on it.)