The experience that is here at APUG is cumulative, so you can ask a question and get a hundred years worth of experience in reply.
Regarding Pyro developers, I would recommend PMK as well. It is very basic, very forgiving, very predictable, and very stable. If you use a Jobo or some such, a a Pyrocat developer is more stable, and is a fine developer, but has a different stain (brown) than PMK (green/yellow). All pyro negs look kinda weird, and can appear to be unprintable. The only way to really judge them is printing.
Hope this helps, and please ask question you have a mind to.