I've been printing with an older box of Bergger VC-CM and it is wonderful, giving a beautiful warm bronze-like tone on a white base. At least it's white in comparison to Ilford WT, but it doesn't come at you like a creamy base, just the emulsion gives you the feeling of warmth. In selenium for a minute at 1:10, it tones beautifully. The final image color reminds me of the feel of the images in the large Jean Loup Sieff book from Taschen.

Yes, it is slow...about 2 stops slower than Ilford and slightly less contrast.