It came down to cost and Falkens were lowest. BFG, Yokohama, and Coopers were $500-700 after my credit for the defective BFG's. I think they should have given me full credit for selling me defective tires, but it's not worth the fight. The GY's didn't interest me after all the complaints about the weak sidewalls I read online, and even the DT rep said they are known for weak sidewall issues.I can't really recommend a set of tires for you as everyone is different in their likes, but I've had good experience with Yokohama Geolandars, BFGs and the GY Duratracs as general all round AT's for all weather use on Jeeps, Land Rovers and Land Cruisers. Best winter tires I've had were Nokian Hakkapelittas.
Don't know how North you are, but as you mentioned there is definitely value in running snowflake rated tires for all weather, especially if you don't run a separate winter set of tires.
There are tires recommended in this thread I wouldn't use period for that reason alone.
The Falkens have the snowflake which was mandatory for me. Can't afford snow tires this year so wanted to be sure I had tires I can run in the mountains this winter if needed. 30 years of running BFG's and did not really want to switch away...really hoping the Falkens don't let me down.