I'm not sure that there is a single best tripod. I have two and use them for different types of work.
I use a Manfrotto 410 geared head for work where I want to adjust the camera position accurately and in small increments - macro work of a model's eye, for example. I have this head attached to 055ProB legs.
I use a Manfrotto 322RC grip ball head for work where I want quick movement and "close enough" positioning - general glamour work, for example. I have this head attached to 055CLB legs.
The 055Pro legs have this neat feature of allowing you to position the central column sideways, to deal with awkward positions. I've never used it for real, and I fear it may be one of those "neat idea" features I'm never going to use, but it's kinda cool to have
Manfrotto can solve all sorts of problems. There's even a range of carbon fibre legs from Manfrotto which seem to be designed to solve any problems you might have with an excess of money...