For me there are two kinds of balls, 1) urethane and 2) not urethane. Other than that, not much difference though I avoid balls that I don't recognize the name of.
On hard surfaced greens (Torrey Pines, Balboa Park) I want more bite and play urethane - like a chorme soft or a prov1 or a tp5 or an avx. Doesn't matter to me which one.
On soft greens (Tecolote) I want the ball to stop near where it lands on a good shot. Like a supersoft or a E6 or the Callaway Costco ball, or a pinnacle soft etc. Doesn't seem to matter which one. On soft slopey greens I don't like too much spin as I sometimes spin them off the green, bummer when one of the good shots has a bad result.
How about this:
It's easier to hit a long drive on the course.
It's also easier to hit a short drive on the course.
As it applies to Tour golf on TV, these guys are often hitting to a downslope knowing they'll get a huge bump. And they're good enough to do it. They're not a bunch of 15 handicaps randomly bumping it off mounds and soggy patches at the local club.
Put another way: It's easier to hit a ball 340 yds on a golf course with favorable conditions than on a launch monitor. On a monitor (that's properly calibrated and set up) you have to earn every bit of it.