Alright, I've been studying photography for about 6 months now. I've developed about 20 rolls of film; all at my school's darkroom. I'm VERY excited about this art form and I'm very passionate about it. I'm always thinking about photography and I want to be the best I can be. I've been reading this forum like crazy because I'm very interested in everything about photography. Naturally, I've been reading a lot about Pyro and I think I'd like to try it. I'm going to be developing my film at home so that I can get more time in the darkroom at school. One thing bothers me though: printing Pyro negatives on variable contrast paper. I read that the Pyro stain reduces contrast. How much of a problem will this be? If it's difficult to print on VC paper, is it worth it for me to use this developer? Basically, I'm trying to figure out if VC paper limits the "power" of Pyro. Yes, I think I've fallen for the allure of Pyro. A LOT of people are passionate about this developer and it's making me very curious. So if anyone can shed any light on this, please let me know. I know that Pyro is going to be this magic solution that makes my prints worthy of being in a gallery or something. I know that, instead of reading about photography all the time, I should be getting out and actually photographing. It's just that, I want to know that I'm doing the best for my film. I'm passionate about my work and I want to use the tools that are best for me. By the way, the films that I use are: Fuji Neopan Acros 100 (long exposure, maybe macro), Ilford Delta 100 (maybe some macro) and Ilford HP5+ Thanks.