I have one that LOVES to be brushed. You can make a lifelong friend if you brush her. She'll just lay there and purr, and purr, and PURR!! She'll eventually start drooling if you brush her long enough. My other cat doesn't prefer to be brushed, but she'll tolerate it for a few minutes just before settling down for bed.
I use an old dog brush, a comb, and the Zoom Groom. The Zoom Groom is the BOMB in my house for BOTH cats!