We tested a bunch of trail shoes last year, though I never got around to publishing the complete review. Myself and others were quite impressed with the Montrails. I liked the Vitesse, and others liked the Hurricane Ridge--both from Montrail. We weren't able to test anything from Vasque. La Sportiva said they would send something along, then never did. When I saw the La Sportiva shoes at the OR show, their line looked very shallow.
If you're looking for more of an approach shoe, I'd also check out Merrill. Their shoes were really nice for approach, though their weight made them less attractive for runs longer than say, 4 miles.
We tested New Balance, Nike, Montrail, Addidas, Merrill & North Face.
The thing about shoes in general is that they are so inexpensive to manufacture, that many of these companies are including trail shoes in their line, just to round out their line. That's why I'd be more inclined to go with a shoe from Montrail or Vasque. It's their main focus so they get alot of the nuances right.