Probably as @grenhall states.
I run with the Bontrager XR series - XR4/3 in winter and either XR3/2 or XR2/1 in summer depending on what I’ve got lying around. Most are the “team issue”. I did have a Maxxis Ardent on the back of my hardtail when I first got that bike but didn’t get on with it so swapped it out. As one LBS commented to me: “If they (Bontragers) had Maxxis written on the side we’d never sell anything else!”.
I’ve been lazy and not swapped out my summer tyres for the winter combo yet, I don’t know what the American term for it is but we’ve had quite a bit of rain so the top cm or so of our local area is slop* and the XR2 on the back is handling it quite well especially given that the tread’s somewhat worn.
I suppose it’s what you get used to, anything outside the normal variation tends to feel “wrong”.
*we Brits have rather a lot of terms for mud