*individual note: I am doing a JMT thru-hike in the summer, so size/weight is an issue. Will have a 900ml pot. Thanks!
Haven't tried Hawk Vittles or AplineAire, and the rest have their winners and losers when it comes to taste (opinions vary). I'd also echo the sentiment of Mountain House meals with cheese as being more trouble then they are worth because of the "cheese" vigorously sticking to a spoon.
Depending on how many re-supplies you're doing, cramming the more deluxe pre-made meals into a bear canister can be somewhat challenging, and expensive. For myself, I like to lean more towards things I can eat right out of the wrapper/bag without cooking, and supplement with a few soups and hot drinks to break up the monotony of eating bars, tortillas, nuts, candy and beef jerky.
I finally broke under peer pressure this year, and got a food dehydrator and have been making my own meals. Although, I still buy one or two of my favorites (MH Pro-Pak Pasta Primavera & MJF Lentils, Rice and Indian Spice) now and then. Mainly just for security, until I get more comfortable with the things I dehydrate myself actually tasting good.
One small bonus of Mary Jane Farms, is you can burn the packaging without too much fear of violating LNT (depending on your definition).