When I was in college I used d76 exclusively with Tri-X and Plus X. I got nice results with d76 (especially with the pls x), but then I didn't know any different. I recently have used T max developer, and I have some Xtol I've never tried yet. I now have a LOT of D 76 thanks to a friend who gave me a large supply, so I'll be using that combo more again.
Best wishes to you, Tom. I enjoyed your images on FlickR.