It depends on what you want. A lot of tuner affionados are after long-range reception, which makes sense if there is a very good station you cannot otherwise reach. But if you have a very good (technologically) station in the area, you should evaluate tuners on the same basis as other hi-fi gear. Namely, how does it sound. Musical? Dimensional? etc.
In my area we have on of the best FM stations in the nation for sound .... WFCRi a public radio station that plays DJ'd classical music all day, and DJ'd jazz for three hours in the evening. I've tested many, many tuners sise by side over the years, and I can name three that are really good sounding and don't cost and arm and a leg: for tube, a Fisher FM90b or a Dyna FM3, for transistor a Carver TX-11 or an early Harman Kardon Citation 14 or 15. There were lots of Japanes tuners with better sensitivity specs .... but many of them sounded as flat as cardboard. With a good modern station and station-based DJ'ng, FM can sound like your own CD or SACD player.