OP, as a video guy myself, I'd be very interested in hearing more about your thoughts on the various cinema-centric picture styles and why you don't like most of them. In my own testing I've found Cinestyle to give poor-looking results, worse than Standard, but it may well just be my own errors causing that.
Cinestyle is supposed to give you an extremely flat, unuppealing image, to give you more room for color grading. Standard picture style is very sharpened, saturated and contrasty, three things that are usually not so good for a footage that still has to be color graded.
What I dislike most about "cinema-centric picture styles" is that they often improve the dynamic range and the rolloff in highlights and shadows, but they tend to compress mid-lights areas and to increase noise a lot.
What I dislike about every picture style i the in-camera sharpening. It's applied before codec compression, it should be at least decent, but it's simply awful. I always pull it to "0" and, if needed, I add sharpening in post.