When I started film photography a few years ago, I used to experiment with a lot of different films and trying to achieve different looks. I tried many expired films, too, but I’m never a big fan of cross-processing (due to unpredictable results).
Nowadays, I don’t do it anymore and find it a pain to deal with, especially during the editing stages later on (no consistency). Right now I stick with two types of film: Fuji Velvia 100 for nature in bright sunlight, and Fuji Superia Premium 400 for all-around daily use. This is a picture of the film shelf in Mizuno Camera, my local camera shop. The choice of films aren’t that great, but it’s good to know that they will always have Velvia 100 and Superia Premium 400 - hence I chose them.
I do not shoot b/w films anymore (for now) for two reasons: Firstly, I don’t have the developing tank and chemicals with me now. Secondly, my apartment is so tiny that I don’t know where to hang the film to dry even if I can process them.
I do have a few rolls left of Provia 400F and some Neopan 400, and I intend to finish them off this summer. Maybe I will occasionally get a Portra 160, Ektar or other kinds of film, but I will not worry about them so much as before (I’ll save them for special occasions).