i can't say i even have a preference at this point because the only thing i've ever used myself is either glossy or semimatt kodak polycontrast III RC paper (which is usually the only kind our school bookstores carry and that's the most convenient place to buy the stuff in my small town). i have some ilford fiber based stuff, but haven't used it yet. i wanna branch out! what do you guys use? what do you suggest i stay away from?