I feel about all purpose flour like I feel about all purpose potatoes; I don't like them. If I want to make mashed potatoes, I want russets. When I make potato salad, I want a waxy potato. All purpose things are too much of a compromise for me.
But to be honest, I am a one person flour
. I like to find one flour, learn its sublities, and stick with that flour. I only like to make yeast breads with King Arthur Traditional WW flour and make cookies and such with an organic soft whole wheat flour. I'm after flavor, and the care that was taken in producing the grain. And I am willing to pay for it. Although I have never paid over $4.00 for a 5# bag of KA ww flour, I certainly would pay $5. or more.