I use a MLD cuben Patrol most of the time and do much of my hiking in the NY, NJ, CT area, with a little UT, AZ, NM from time to time.
My favorite all around stakes are the 9 inch or longer ti-hooks.
Where 6 inch shepherd hooks pull out in loose soil in strong winds, the extra length of the longer stakes seems to hold much better in a variety of soils.
I was amazed at how the 6 inch Ground Hog type stakes didn't hold as well in loose rocky soil.
I especially like these:
They are long, lighter than most stakes and the extra hook on the end works better when you want to stack a big rock on top in windy weather.
They are also multi-use.
I have a set of 6 and use them for ridge and corners. I use the Lawson 8" ti-stakes(no longer available) for mid stake points. The Lawson hold almost as well, but the extra hook on the Silly-Stix allows for better holding power when combined with rocks.
I also carry 4 - 6 inch ti-hooks to tie the corners of my bug bivy. They are also spares, but that is a different story:-)