If you don't make many high ABV beers, WLP002/WY1968/S04 is perfect for most American and English styles (also ciders)I use 1968 in my high ABV old ale with great success. I've also used it in an imperial stout. It's regularly taken both these beers from >1.09 to <1.02.
Treated right, it does just fine with high OGs. Big pitch, good aeration, good fermentation temps.
I totally agree...it makes outstanding
It's among my top 3 favorite yeasts.
my main go-to yeasts are:
1) The Survivor-
--my house strain, origins unknown, in use since the 1980s (started as a multi-strain; I let then let them slug it out for close to 2 dozen successive repitches and then plated it. god only knows what I wound up with after at least 25 years of mutation, but it works great in my setup for a wide variety of beers)
2) WY 1968
3) ECY "Old Newark Ale"
(becoming a real favorite over the last couple of years)
honorable mention: dry s-04, but only
when I'm in a hurry or doing a spur-of-the-moment brew session. not bad at all for what it is.