The best imo is what has the best support in your area. Kyosho and tamyia make some nice cars, but if your lhs does carry suport parts you're waiting for parts when you break it. As far as bashing traxxas make some great cars and trucks.
Asking that question is like asking what is the best full size car. You will get as many answers as there are people reading this post.
What kind of vehicle do you like? Are you going to race? What vehicles do you local hobby shop support for parts and accessories. How much can you afford. These are all questions you need to ask yourself and look into as you make the decision to buy.
Instead of what brand, I would as you, what style of vehicle would you like?
There are many different things to consider, like where you are going to drive the vehicle. If you want to go OFF Road in the grass or dirt. How much room do you have to run it?
These are good start points.