Sounds good. I'd LOVE a gnarlier looking knobbier looking tire to run year round that is better on snow and ice and even better in warm rain, sandy beaches, and back woods fire roads, and quiet on the highway that also lasts 40K. Gnarly looking is pretty high on my wants list, but decent on ice and snow is a little higher with summer and rain performance being at the top. If they're putting out cool, off road looking tires that do all that better now that is great!
You'll see more separation of performance at the true ice level, but they really are way above where AT tires used to be. I hated the previous BFG AT ko in winter. The compound was prone to freezing up, and it could vary from good to sketchy as temps and conditions changed. Unpredictability is the worst feature.
So I was seriously reluctant to try the new BFG ko2, but there are been so many advances that it would be like being reluctant to try a 100mm waist ski because you'd skied a plank 5 years ago. I just don't live in a place where you need ice carvers, on the road or the slopes.