So I finally bit the bullet and bought some chemicals to develop my own colour negatives. This is partially for financial reasons (i.e. it works out quite a bit cheaper), and also I was curious as to how difficult it would be.
Turns out it was really simple (arguably less hassle than black and white), and the thing that I was most worried about (the temperature control) was not a problem.
The colours from what I have scanned so far seem fairly accurate (at least for me), so maybe this is the way forward?
50 / 1.8
Fuji Superia 200
Developed in Tetenal (3:15 @ 100F)