hey thats a good idea for choosing a bike, rather than just the names.
You really need to know what it is you are after based on what you ride now and what you are chasing, the best bike will be more than just the geo numbers. You need to know build of the frames too and the way it will handle, having a tight and overly stiff rear triangle might feel horrible if the front end has too much flex and vice versa.
but a refreshing change from shold I get the **** or the ****?
fwiw, I like a more compact lower frame with a longer top tube, more post sticking out and long stem with deeper bars. It ends up with a shorter headtube too. (but a compact frame meaning smaller, not a sloping top tube frame)