I've now gone through my first pack of 25 paper since setting up my darkroom. Of all the prints I have made, not a single one is what I would consider great. Either my prints are too dark or too light. I have an entire set of VC filters and haven't a clue when to use them properly. Up till now I have used test strips (1/4 of an 8x10). I was just reading an article on thinking in f-stops, which I haven't done, so that could be my biggest issue. I think I might be trying to rush the print so I can try out different negatives. This is mostly a problem when I print from medium format negatives. With 35mm I can scan the negatives and determine whether I like the negative or not. Share with me your darkroom wisdom to get better results.