Wow this could be the most extensive guide I've ever seen and the nice thing is that it lets you click compare and compare the bikes specs head to head right there! I think there is every bike that is worth considering listed on here as it is multiple pages long and the bikes range in all price ranges. Some of the bikes have reviews on but not all, unfortunately. The bike that caught my eye the most wasn't because of its looks but because it's price and review was the Airborne Marauder, it is heavy but the specs are decent and it only costs $700! Holly crap, it is a mail order bike, which has its drawback for sure but if you want to break into the full squish mtb scene and don't have much money and are willing to pedal a beast, this bike is for you and you can upgrade it piece by piece and lighten your load at the same time. It looks very similar to the Santa Cruz Heckler or Butcher IMO and it is also a single pivot bike.
I don't know judge for yourself but definitely check this list out first if you are looking at getting a new bike!