I printed almost every photo I took and compiled them into a book that I still have today. Since then I have scanned the prints as well as scanned the negatives hoping to get a good digital copy. The prints are very high contrast (I was partial to the three filter in the darkroom) and the negative scans I did myself on a flatbed scanner (with a negative carrier that came with the scanner) in our living room.
But I was mostly unhappy with both the print scans and the negative scans, so recently I got motivated and took the negatives to be professionally scanned by Bay Photo. The results are much higher fidelity than both my dark room prints and my DIY negative scans. Unfortunately the negatives had taken some damage and they were full of dust spots, scratches, and emulsion stains that had appeared over the years from my lousy developing skills.
I spent upwards of a dozen hours touching up these photos. Some of them had so many points with the dust spot removal tool in Lightroom that my computer started to completely bog down and become unresponsive. So I threw them into Photoshop and continued to remove each and every speck of dust, scratch, and stain with extreme diligence. I'm pretty happy with the end result.