To be perfectly frank if only a lot of modern lower /mid bikes had better forks on, it would improve the ride no end.
Good handling begins with a good fork, and that applies both on and off the road.
If the front goes into a corner without bouncing you into the scenery, the rest of the bike will usually follow it. (and if the fork does bounce you into the scenery, the rest will usually follow it there as well).
Sadly, though, most people buy an expensive fork and then don't bother to set it up properly. A good fork can only do its work properly if it's set for the rider and the terrain.
If you can't be bothered to learn how to set up that £350 Reba, just stick with a £35 Suntour.
Yes, I know it's a bit of a black art to feel when you need to adjust which knob in what direction. Still, once you get it right you'll be amazed how much of a difference a few tweaks can do.
And if your fork doesn't have adjustment knobs etc, a spacer here and different oil there can still make one hell of a difference. It's just a lot more work than twisting a few knobs. (been there, done that)