Well, Peterkin, nothing has changed from the time I was shooting B/W in late 1980s. High street processors produced mediocre prints. Professional laboratories produced superb prints, but at "superb" prices. Even with the most advanced equipment, negatives and prints have to be visually assessed, especially when colour is used. When one is printing thousands of prints every day, one soon acquires the necessary skill, but when a B/W or colour negative film comes in once a week, the skill is soon lost and and the quality goes out of the window. If you want to persevere with film cameras, you have to develop and print yourself, but the results are often not worth the trouble because even better mobiles can equal 35mm negative with little skill and no cost. The professionals have all gone digital some years ago; the holiday snappers went over even before the professionals and what is left is not enough to support film industry. The film may linger on in third world countries where computers are not owned by everyone and some of that production will remain available to those hooked on nostalgia.