I’ve never understood the “debate” about tire size and gears, or not, and what kind of bike you ride, etc. Find a bike(s) that fits you, and your riding style(s), and ride it. If it’s not sitting in the garage, the shed, the closet, the apartment corner, but instead is out and about with you on it, then nothing else really matters.
Sure, it’s likely that the more time you spend on a bike, the more you come to learn that some bikes are sometimes preferred over other bikes, depending on the ride (terrain), which maybe leads to an accumulation of more than one bike. Still, there is no better bike.