Silverprint carries Forte, tis the only paper I use. The FB poly warm tone is splendid! - Enjoy
I remember using only white, smooth glossy (WSG) as single weight or double weight by Kodak (mainly) or Ilford, which was always a semi-grade softer, making that horrid all-grades-in-one stuff totally unnecessary. Much as with the introduction of resin coated, it was more to do with simplification of production lines (choices? why?) Iīd suspect, than anything else. Letīs face it, if you can print and know how to expose/develop film properly, then you donīt really need more than two grades of material at the best of times.
With respect of the WSG: I used to hate matt paper in the wet, but I just love it in digital guise, possibly because it is easier to understand how it will look dry than it did as wet; also, there was no commercial demand for it (matt) in my particular scene. Now, being my own best client, I can do as I wish (if it doesnīt cost much) and the digital matt under glass is just fantastic.
However, my retiral from the darkroom was more logistics-based than anything else and I would probably still enjoy producing a nice print of something interesting. But, thatīs all in the past and part of very fond memory.
Cheers - Rob C