There are plenty of Winchester fans here, but I'm not one of them. Ridiculously over-complicated, hard to scope, hard to clean.
Brownings? I'm not a fan of the way they balance and feel. Some folks like them, but I was corrupted by Marlins a long time ago.
Henry.......eh. They don't float my boat the way the Marlins do. Haven't shot many. But I own one.
Savage 99: I'd like to have a few, but the collectors have driven prices insanely high.
Mossberg........one question. Why bother? It's a Wrenchester with a new ID tag.
Puma and Rossi? Nice guns, but still Winchester-pattern, and hard to scope. I need glass. Were I in my 20's I'd probably get one.
Marlins are easily scoped or Scouted, easy to take down for cleaning, tear down for maintenance, and they look cool. I think my 1894C and M-375 are two of the prettiest guns on the planet. The 1894-CSS will only be more of the same.
But as you said, I'm a bit biased.