Wow! My experience with this tire has so far been amazing through several early winter snow storms. Snow traction is fantastic and slushy/wet is good too. I have had WS60's on a previous vehicle and although an excellent snow tire, I found them noisy in the dry, and squirmy in the corners. Not these. Very little road noise and cornering and handling are excellent. The DM-V1's seem to have a stiffer sidewall but ride comfort is still good. I also have to praise TireRack.com for their amazing service. These tires arrived at my door in Southern Ontario in only 4 days and even with shipping and duty, were priced competitively and perhaps even a little better than local shops. I like to shop local, but a supply issue in Canada meant I just could not find a set of DM-V1's anywhere. Was told I could put my name on a waiting list and maybe I would get a set in 3 weeks to 3 months! So thanks TireRack for saving my winter driving season this year.