Ilford is a great company that has stuck by traditional photographers for years now which is really saying something. That commitment to traditional photographers really shows in the quality of this paper. I only use Ilford papers and i can assure you, they are top of the line with consistent quality, which is one of the most important aspects for me. The worst thing is inconsistent paper because there's really no way to be in control of how your prints develop when that's the case.
On a side note, I think I ruined a pack of about 100 sheets of this paper by accidentally leaving it in my car in the 110 degree summer heat here in Texas. I'm still going to try developing it and maybe get some interesting results! Could be interesting but don't make the same mistake I did! Keep your paper protected in the right temperature and humidity.