Does your mileage differ?
With graded papers I always had to use concoctions like Beers split-level developer to get the right contrast level in many prints. This was with 35mm, in which it was impractical to develop each frame individually. For sheet film, combined with plus- or minus-development, there was no problem. But I never got better prints on graded papers than I could get on good variable contrast papers.
Of course, Jack K. would say my photography has always lacked "integrity".