Its would seem that the Michelins are the 'Cadilac' of the type tire you are looking for.
I did a good amount of research in looking for the same 'type' of tire to suit my needs, and it was between them and the Firestone Destination AT's. I went with the Firestones based on very good reviews, but just as much on the price difference and the deal offered at the time. It was a tough call. but i am very happy with the Destinations in the short time that i have had them.
We'll see what happens when a Western New York winter blows in....