Ilfochrome = Cibachrome. Same process, chemicals, etc. The low contrast paper is about all I use. I disagree that you lose"sparkle, saturation." I don't think you can tell the difference between prints on either regular or low contrast material. But, it's much easier to get a longer tonal range print without having to dodge / burn so much. You will still need a contrast mask even with low contrast paper. It's like going from a Grade 4 B&W paper to Grade 3. An improvement, but not so much that you still won't need a mask for about 80% of the transparencies.