While the Home timeline is what I probably read most, I regularly watch for notifications. They are conversational. I watch hashtags with favored columns easy to see with a horizontal scroll. I keep routine track of the posting from the local server...art.
I rarely seek out the federated timeline.
It isn't a strict hierarchy, but does not fit your "pick one" poll.
Mastodon.ART — Your friendly creative home on the Fediverse! Interact with friends and discover new ones, all on a platform that is community-owned and ad-free. (翻译：DeepL)mastodon.art是艺术家和艺术爱好者的空间，而不是政治内容的空间--有许多其他的fediverse实例，你可以加入以获得更多的一般内容(而且你仍然可以从任何实例中关注你在.art上的朋友)；见https://instances.social :)