I've owned several- 2 TC's, a Knight, a Marlin (no longer made), and a CVA.
Of the current crop, I like the CVA Optima V2. I've taken a couple deer with mine. Compared to my TC Encore, the CVA is at least as accurate, has a better trigger, is lighter, and cosrs about half as much.
I went to buy a T&C but after talking to the salesman he pointed me toward Traditions and CVA. He said they shoot just as well and cost less. He did say if it was going to become my primary gun then invest in the T&C but in my case it was not. I ended up with CVA Accura and no regrets. My cousin and brother-in-law both shoot CVAs so I just went with that in case I needed to borrow anything if an issue arose while at camp.