Not having had experience with a really wide variety of 35mm cameras, the one I have which I like the best is my Minolta 7xi. It's also the one I've had the longest, so we've had a chance to get used to one another. I don't think that it's magical or anything like that, I'm just used to it and it works reliably. I'd probably have the same feelings about pretty much any similar 35mm camera, if I used it long enough to get used to it.

Mike