Alex, appreciate the post. Please keep us informed on the progress with the Slavich paper. I have found the Kentmere bromide to work well and was closer to the azo print than kentmere (which was warmer in look, not necessarily worse - actually I like some prints warmer...). I will be testing emaks / nuance some more as well (too early to judge...).
It would be helpful if you would post your developer findings along with the paper (i.e. what you felt to be the best match).
I hope M & P come through soon. I do like the ease of getting really nice prints with the chloride paper.