Wow, you’ve tried them all.
I’ve done similar and found different friction with each. I’m a paying subscriber on all (except things which is not subscription thankfully) - but I just cycle through.
Todoist - Task entry in the upcoming is so clunky now, it auto opens a new task and the fact you can’t re-arrange tasks in today view is killed.
Things - Fantastic and smooth, but annoying that upcoming can’t include today. Also my work computer is Windows, so just enough friction in planning to keep opening phone.
Tick tick - should be called click click with how many clicks it takes to do anything.
Omnifocus - I’m most disappointed I couldn’t get this to work. When set up and a big weekly review is done it can’t be beaten. But for quick day and week planning and adding tasks it feels like I’m opening an excel sheet - the friction compared to Things is noticable.
Microsoft - garbage, but I wanted it to work.
Reminders - Things cousin who has a little more function and is a little less smooth. Found it more like Todoist with Siri capability.
Tried Sunsama, which was actually quite good but insanely expensive for a time blocking task list that still wasn’t a silver bullet.
Obsidian - I went all in for about 4 months and it just became like Notion. More work to keep it all spinning and setup scaffolding to support the system than any benefit. The definition of diminishing returns, but was a fun hobby more than anything.
Insanely I even looked at the recent Evernote Tasks - which is like Todoist 8 years ago. Clunky, with a few good ideas (all your tasks are consolidated across notes etc.). But it’s that bit difficult for actual planning.
In the end, I circle between Things, Omnifocus, and Todoist, hoping one day one of them get rid of the friction points, but knowing theres no silver bullet. I’ll keep scrolling these forums waiting for the next shiny task manager to remind me that the best task manager is the one that actually gets used.