I agree - there isn't much to compare with Fuji colour emulsion.
About black and white - I've not heard of J&C - will try and find out if there is a UK supplier for it. Noseoil - you're right about the extra taxes. I'd prefer to find a UK supplier for it. I guess what I want is a film which I use like my bread and butter, and not be concerned if it's going to around in a year or not.