I'm a big fan of both Ektar and Portra. I've gotten some serious dynamic range out of both using pull processing, at the expense of color accuracy when exceeding 1 stop. I scan though so I usually make global color corrections anyway.
Portra's color accuracy does feel more akin to reality. I still reach for the slide film If i'm shooting in high sun with a lot of micro contrast. Ektar turns blue skies into some weird cyanish mess which is annoying to correct for, so I prefer Fuji slides for this type of stuff.