I've mostly been using Ilford multigrade RC paper in it's various incarnations for 20 years, and it's done well. I've discovered better.
For a direct replacement, FOMA fomaspeed variant 311 is the new cat's meow. It's a little bit richer/nicer in the shadows handling the dynamic range present in direct sunlight lit scenes. I bought a package just to try it out, and I'm glad I did.
Ilford Multigrade Warm RC is also pretty nice for a paper with a slight warmth to it's look.
I'll save my regular ilford multigrade for reference contact sheets, and stick to the Foma or Ilford warm for the good prints.
I develop the papers in dektol at 68f. Film used is TMY2.