My favorite Era was one that really hilighted them as men, rather than just idols. Something that I adore is seeing people acknowledge them as real adult human beings with needs... this is why my favorite Era is
War of Hormone
They really got to showcase themselves as men and boys coming into their adulthood. They weren't shying away from portraying their desire for companionship, appreciation of the female form, and an honest to goodness approach to budding sexuality.
Plus.... they were freaking sexy...