I use Ilford Warmtone for still life and landscape but prefer Oriental Seagull Graded for street and documentary photography. I still have a stock of Kodak Ektalure and the old Agfa Record Rapid in the freezer and love it. Fotospeed have just introduced Legacy a new Fibre VC paper. I've made a couple of prints on it and first impressions are that it is very nice but will let you know my verdict when I have fully tested it. I only use fibre papers.
Nige, the yellow base that you mention may be caused by over washing. I have had the same experience and agree that it is yuk, but found that careful timing of washing cured the problem.