That about sums up my opinions too.
I discovered that Cook's Illustrated
did a tasting of supermarket teas recently--basically 'plain' black teas. They said that if they had to choose a blend, they chose English Breakfast. They tried their lot both with and without milk. Interestingly, the 'losers' sans milk became winners with milk--apparently you need a rather harsh astringency in the tea to make it interesting enough with milk in it.
Twinings English Breakfast was the winner without milk, Tazo's Awake was the winner with milk. Interestingly enough, Celestial Seasoning's English Breakfast was the only tea that lost in both categories. All the rest tasted well in one of the two settings.