I purchased these tires as I was looking for something that would be good for performance and all-weather driving, as no type of weather stops me from driving. I am currently buying a new set of 4 more of the same tires because I was highly impressed with the performance throughout the life of these tires. I am not quite at the wear bars yet, but since winter is coming, I am getting prepared to change them before the first snow. I have driven in everything from dry conditions, to hurricane force winds and rain, to the occasional blizzard and I have never had a problem with these tires. As per the claim that people have had with high road noise, these never happened to me, with the exception of high speed banks, such as highway exit ramps(NJ jug handles). I have not experienced cupping of the tires, and I have now passed the 60,000 mile warranty. I guess either I have a good batch, or these other reviewers have had a bad batch. Either way, I have had a good enough experience with these tires to get them again. For your purchase, decide for yourself. I will update with results from the new tires once I hit 10,000.