I agree with you. I have an african cichlid tank, but angelfish, discus and Bolivian rams are still some of my all time favorites. For that matter, i think some of my rainbow fish easily rival the beauty of an african cichlid. That isn't to say that i don't get why african cichlids have such passionate admirers. I guess i just see beauty in many different types of fish and it's hard for me to rank one above the other.