Thanks Ernesto for stating your opinion on this paper. I was hoping you liked it. I drove myself a little nutty with all the sample packs of paper I have been trying out the last month or so. What I have decided is to pick a single paper manufacture, make paper choices in terms of paper types I wanted to use and stick with one brand for a while and learn my choices well. The deciding factor for me in terms of manufactures came down to largest sheet size available i.e 17 x 25 between them. My un trained thought for now is all the papers of the same type (i.e Epson's VFA & BC's EV) from the different manufactures are pretty much the same with very little difference all be it some may have their little quirks as you say. From all the reading I have done on the OBA's of late they are not near as bad as they used to be and are holding brightness levels much longer then before with no ill effects. So as of now I am not to concerned as I once was when it comes to using papers with OBA's. This Optica One smooth fine art paper was the last of my choices in papers types which now are their Luster, Metallic, Elegance Velvet & the Optica One.
Thanks as always for your insight, you have been most helpful.