Film choice is very personal. Personally I would not use negative film for anything, but that is just me. I had the same problem as you but wanted a slide film. I got one roll of each I thought met my preference and shot them side by side (the benefit of changeable film backs) and found the one I love. Provia 100F! In negative films I think Reala is bland but that is only one person's opinion, Ann feels different. You can always warm something up by using an 81A filter.

When it comes to film choice, I definately listen to what others say then form my own opinion.