pnwchef, I have a can of that same tuna in my cupboard right now, and it is indeed good stuff.
Our problem over the past number of years has been consistency -- there does not seem to be that much consistency between brands, the quality of product seems to come and go in each. It seems to depend on the can you open. I've always thought Bumblebee should be good, and it usually is, but sometimes not. Starkist and Chicken of the Sea have been less desirable, over time, but sometimes can be pretty good.
We have gone pretty much exclusively to the more expensive cans, and want albacore when we can get it. For low-fat concerns in the past, we used to only buy tuna in water, but for us the taste has been far better in the oil-packed. Maybe that's just us, changing tastebuds.
One exception is Starkist's Select Chunk White Albacore in Water, with Very Low Sodium. We don't buy it for the low sodium, but because it seems to consistently be a real good product, clean and fresh. It's more expensive -- hopefully that relates to more care taken with the product.
But in general, we have come to expect any tuna to be a crapshoot that we will not win or lose until we open the can.
And as others have said here, the smaller cans do wreak havoc with recipes, but I wonder if going to larger cans would not deliver us larger pieces of the good stuff? Often there is some unfortunate looking debris in the bottom of the can that we discard.
I'd like to get into some of the fancier tunas from overseas, but we live in the white bread boonies out here, and do not have the opportunities available without travel.