tires, like saddles, gloves, grips, helmets, shorts, bike geometry, shoes, pedals, and drinking bladders.... all are personal preference AND riding style dependant.
i think i can ride ANY tire on any trail with some level of success because i can adapt to the situation. one says 'i think that tire pushes in the corners too much' and another will say 'it rolls really fast (or heavy)' and another will say 'the sidewalls are too thin'.
if you are a bumbling oaf then the tire will push when you plow the corner, the sidewall tears when you bash the rocks, and they all roll slow when you have concrete for legs.
everyone with their drawers drawn up their crack understand there is some heavy peppering of sarcasm (along with liberal dash of truth) in there.
I like the Kenda klimax lite and the Panaracer Fire XC and the Ignitor.... and running the Nanoraptors now.... all work well in different ways.
it's hard to say what your best tire will be until you find it.... and it will take a life time of cycling to find that perfect tire for you. so get crackin’ on wearing out some rubber!!