There is no one cat breed that is good.....they are ALL wonderful!!! It depends on what personality you are looking for, because they are all unique....especially the thousands of homeless "regular" kitties looking for homes.
I am partial to Siamese, but then everyone here will tell you they partial to one or another, or no breed ... and I bet that, I have had some of the most OBNOXIOUS, NOISY DEMANDING animals of all! Just a hunch.
I know Torties arent a breed but if you like fun interactive and lively cats then Torties are definitely for you! My cat Petunia is a Tortie. Barkley is in a class all by himself and he likes it that way! I was told by his vet that he has the markings of a Turkish Van, from what Ive read on them they are wonderful cats as well!