Now that I've tested my darkroom setup and made some initial prints, I'm looking at ordering my first batch of paper. Given shipping costs, it makes sense to buy in reasonable quantities, so I'd like to make the right choice. I've used both fixed and variable grade paper in the past. It looks like I can only get fixed grade paper in grades 3 & 4 these days, which should cover "most" printing, but doesn't offer all that much choice. I typically like more contrast rather than less. Multigrade - my enlarger (Meopta Opemus 3) lacks a filter drawer. I've successfully printed multigrade both by holding a filter gel below the lens and by placing it on top of the glass diffuser, above the condensors. The square filter gel not entirely covering the circular diffuser appears to make not a jot of difference, at least with 35mm negatives, I imagine I might start to see issues with 6x6 though. I also have a Krokus 67 with a filter drawer, but the Meopta is better built and nicer to use. I assume that with filters below the lens, they need to be absolutely clean, or wiggle them around a bit? I'm using an LED bulb, so heat is not an issue. I will certainly get some multigrade paper, as I'd like to have a try at split-grade printing. So, my question is really: Is fixed grade paper worth bothering with in 2020, taking into account the limitations of my equipment? I'd like to pick something and stick with it, so that I can learn and understand it, rather than constantly switching products. Additional question, do I need a different developer for fixed grade paper, or will my current Ilford Multigrade developer work fine? I can't remember what I used 15 years ago, maybe AGFA Neutol.