I drive hard: used to rally, some autocross also. Due to my location, I always buy all-season tyres -- though I still expect HIGH performance. In the past I've had Bridgestone RE960AS and Michelin Pilot Sport A/S. The DWS surpasses ALL tyres I've owned: greatest grip in dry, wet, and snow (especially wet and snow). HOWEVER, I initially disliked them for the FEELING when driving them at (and slightly beyond) the limit -- the sidewalls are VERY soft, which makes for a nice ride, and probably accounts for the grip in wet and snow, but eliminates anything resembling turn-in or precise handling. After greatly increasing pressures front and rear, they are now acceptable to me, but only just. Although they are spectacular tyres due to their incredibly high grip levels -- especially considering they're all-seasons -- I won't likely buy them again (though perhaps for my wife's car) since I miss the precise feeling of a true performance tyre.