I have over 25+ years involvement in photography shot well over 50,000 images digitally and Film based.
I held the Mono trophy at my camera club for years,until I saw the repetitive methods of the SAPF which only
serve to perpetuate laws rules and not a whole lot of creativity. Our club the Noarlunga camera club had some incredible
mentors on was "OTTO Muller' I was invited to his home and I saw his studio,a german make enlarger that would sink the Bismarck
that afternoon had me set up my own studio and darkroom. I am dismayed at the former LF groups images that have scan of neg and minor touch up
as explanation of the peerless x-ray scans which after 3-400 8x10 I can tell you that is not real, the lemmings follow this trend but the moment someone want to buy a print I bet it won't be a wet print
I have decided to go in the opposite direction I recently picked up a Kennett Dry Mount Press (Ebay $25) very small but easily does an 8x10 on a 14x11 matt I have watched tutorial after tutorial and managed to do 4 successfully so every pursuit has 10% incremental improvements but I think after many 100s of resin and fibre mounting with tape on the back of the window, dry mounting is at least 30% in my opinion.
Here is my wall around our fireplace the silver framed shots on the RH Side are all drymounted and all I can say is wow but I am biased.