I've always heard great pilot reports from the DC10, 727 and 747. The 727 was never operated by many British airlines, just Dan Air really, and a friend of mine who flew for Dan Air (Flt. LM on Hs 748s) always says that the 727 was considered to be a hot rod. He has mentioned that a lot of British pilots, especially at charter airlines, were vaguely envious of their counterparts at the US domestics, cos the 727 was the workhorse and standard type (this was the 80s) there, whereas in Britain it was always wall-to-wall 737s.
Also, Airbus FBW cockpits may receive mixed reviews on other fronts but on a pure comfort level the sidestick is good because it leaves a completely unobstructed view of the panel and room for a tabletop that slides out from under the panel for paperwork, eating etc. Better than balancing a tray of food on your lap and using lots of clipboards for in flight documentation.
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz