My three kitties all preferred a few flavors of canned Friskies, and a few flavors of canned Whiskas (no longer made), to premium foods when I tried to switch them over.
They were all runty kittens -- Sinbad the smallest of a litter of three born to a Himalayan momcat, Tiger a rescued feral kitten, Frosty a kitty abandoned by a bike trail when she was about ten days old. They all got a lot of KMR, Kitten Milk Replacer, formula when young (the canned KMR; I tried the powdered formula once and didn't try it again, though the cans were more expensive). Sinbad liked Hill's Science Diet dry cat food and got quite a bit of that till she was several years old and apparently developed an allergy to grains and could never tolerate any dry food after that. Since she was allergic to dry food by the time I rescued Frosty and Tiger, I was never able to force them to eat dry food, so they ate only canned food. Sinbad had been given more Fancy Feast than any other brand of wet food when young, but that was too expensive with three cats, so their basic diet was Friskies and Whiskas, and usually more Friskies.
Sinbad went from a tiny kitten, only 2/3 the size of her littermates when she was five weeks old, to a huge kitty, nearly 15 lbs most of her adult life, and she lived to not quite 17, older than her momcat and other cats related to her that her momcat's owners knew of. Tiger unfortunately lived only to 13-1/2 before dying of cancer of the jaw, but she'd been a tiny, thin feral when I rescued her, and I don't know what she'd been exposed to during those first weeks, and as much as I hated to lose her to cancer, a few weeks after the diagnosis, she was never sick during those 13 years except for a few days when she sneezed, and she had those respiratory infections only a couple of times. Frosty, apparently a couple of weeks younger than Tiger, went from that tiny 10 day old baby to a fairly small (8 lbs, actually average but small next to Sinbad and Tiger, who weighed over 10 lbs) grown cat who was very solidly muscled and strong most of her adult life. She's now hyperthyroid and thinner, getting transdermal methimazole every day to control the thyroid problem, and gaining weight again. Because of a vet inadvertently injuring her jaw a couple of years ago, I started giving her Hill's a/d via syringe, and while that didn't work very well, I discovered she'd lap the food from my hand, so since then I've handfed her about a can of a/d a day and she eats some Friskies off a saucer. Now that she's older and has some health problems she gets supplements in the food she's handfed: vitamin C (sodium ascorbate crystals), Coenzyme Q10, salmon oil, and vitamin E. She'll be sixteen in a couple of months.
I feel guilty at times because they weren't on premium foods, but I didn't know as much about cat foods then as I learned later. But I know a lot of people who fed their cats only premium foods, whose cats had more health problems. So I don't think Friskies is a really bad brand of cat food, and I was glad it wasn't one included in the recall.
One of the worst things about feeding canned foods is that the risk of hyperthyroidism is increased, due to the effect of the liner in the cans. OTOH, I've read that feeding dry foods alone will make kidney disease as well as problems such as FUS more likely.