Yes, Phil, I have played with split filtering, with decent results. But I always tended to get a "soot and chalk" look. Not a hint of soot and chalk with this paper.
There's another active thread, something like "What Kind of Photographer Are You?" In some ways, I'm a Lazy Photographer, and this paper appeals to my lazy side. Or maybe I just like things to be as simple as possible.
My other recent Lazy/Simple move was switching to TF-4 fixer and throwing away the hypo clear.