All of my kitties are different and have different preferences:
btw Tim: I bought a Zoom Groom and none of my kitties will tolerate it.
and it works so well. I have to restrain them to use it, and "trick" them by hiding it, stroking them with my hand, and then gradually use the zoom with one hand and follow it with a stroking pet to remove loose fur. Sometimes it works, sometimes not.
Meems loves to be brushed with the glove (with rubber bristles) and it gathers the fur nicely, too. He will roll around and present the side he wants brushed at the time. I alternate that with the zoom, but he lets me know when he gets over-stimulated and gets grouchy.
Jazz loves to be brushed with the metal slicker brush but hates all others. I recently bought a boars hair brush to try but haven't really explored it yet.
Jag hates to be brushed...period! If he thinks I am even considering brushing him, he hides under the china cabinet.
I have at least a dozen different brushes that I have tried on each of them...and this is all they tolerate at the moment. Rotten cats!