It's more a statement than a question: after two full days of experimentation, I come to the conclusion that using a permanganate-based bleach for b&w reversal simply doesn't give a high quality slide, for what are my quality standards. Am I too picky, am I not? Comments are welcome. I will revert back to b&w negatives. Thanks for all the helpful replies on my last post, which was related to my b&w reversal experimentation.