Leitz Focomat IIc > Durst
For small format work the Leitz were in a class by themselves for extracting every molecule of information from the neg. Never could get any other enlarger even close.
For MF / LF I stuck to dichros. Screw cold-lights and condensors for B&W, dichros were smoother, more tonal range and had infinite contrast adjustment on VC papers.
Back in oh, 95' or so we had a client bring us about half a dozen corporate 4x5 head shots on VPS III and wanted B&W prints. Panalure was still fiber based back them, and while some veterans bad mouthed the material it was awesome with the right tray development and low contrast negs. We turned off the safelights, ran those 4x5's through the durst dichros, and the 16 x 20 prints were jaw dropping good.