To me this is almost like comparing apples to oranges. I enjoy some of the photographs of both but not all, as with most photographers work I see. I have an 8x10 print of Adams "Vernal Falls", of course it's the special Yosemite print by Alan Ross, and the blacks are amazing. They look like velvet and you can see deep into them and the whites look like whipped cream. The BW prints I've seen in person are totally different but not better or worse. They just reacted to what they saw differently.