I wrongly dismissed foma 100 as a crappy film until I did a roll myself in 1:100 r09.
I used that roll for the "bad" reciprocity characteristics in medium format and not having to stop down as much to make a long exposure. I can't remember but I think this was metered at like 8 seconds which turns into a 56 second exposure (thankyou iphone app!)
I got one shot out of it that I was really pleased with. I know this isn't LF (it's 120) but I was really impressed at how it came out, was expecting it to be really washed out. this is scanned, no editing except a couple of dust spots cleaned up
I have no 'experience' to really base my beliefs off, I just dismissed foma because it was so cheap, thought it would be like that shanghai gp3 stuff. I'm still a noob, just finding my feet. But shouldn't be so quick to dismiss things without lots of trial.
Now after that roll of Foma, I keep meaning to buy some in sheet film, winner on a budget as well as a great tool for long exposures, which I love, but need more practice at. Especially when you have your lens on a LF stopped right down, less of a need to stack a heap of ND filters over it..
The only thing I don't like about ilford roll film is how hard it is to load onto a spindle, but 4x5 ilford, to me, is a lot easier to handle than tmax, which is a bitch to load IMO