The Strip or Channel Presets are pretty clear as to what direction they are aimed at, but the actual source will determine the optimal settings for them according to taste. That takes time and patience, at least that’s what I tell myself in my own on-going efforts to learn to Mix and at least quasi-Master in Cubase.
Try spending some time with a Strip Preset, say for, “drums” and another for “bass” and observe how the sound changes when you enable and disable various parts of it – turn the EQ off and on, same for Compression, Saturation, etc. Learn to use the A/B features to make comparisons as well.
Study the fundamentals and of human hearing, how the ear works. It’s a very interesting topic and once you start to listen to the world more like an engineer – in terms of amplitudes, frequency ranges, phase distortions or phase shifts and so on – the Presets will become clearer to you. That’s been my experience. There’s really no magic formula or magic piece of kit, it’s more like there are big cook books and all of them have some good recipes in them. Some you’ll like, others you won’t, but even those you don’t personally like may still be very popular with a particular audience. The “ingredients” may include instruments, studio equipment, effects, artists’ performances, studio spaces designed for music and sound recording, but, if the recipe calls for “filet mignon” and you can only get a lesser cut, then you modify and use what’s available.
Turn things on and off, note the differences – brighter, darker, warmer, more distant, more up front. Set radically and then come back to reality to find the various “sweet spots” on things; do that the other way, start very conservatively and then add – some compression, an EQ boost or cut, etc – and A-B that in the mix.
There are some truly excellent engineers who post here and on youtube, Sound on Sound Magazine, etc. Just keep working on it and you’ll get better with practice. Good luck.