I loved the Verbatim Pastels (TY) and the Verbatim Extra Protection (also TY). Sadly both are hard to find here in the UK now …although you can still find the Verbatim Extra Protection discs made by other manufacturers.
I also like Ritek CDRs, though I may be in the minority there! Must be decent brands though, e.g. Maxell.
These days though, I tend to stick to Taiyo Yuden, both unbranded and under various different brands.