I was wondering what those of you with more SMD experience think is the best.
"Best" is a strange term. Best for one person won't be best for someone else.
I generally follow the same method as ilektron.
I have found with good quality solder wick and lots of flux the method of "flooding" the pins with solder, and then "sucking up" what is left does actually work well. However it takes practice. The practice came from trying to solder one pin at a time and messing up along the way.
In addition to some form of magnification, you'll want some good light.