For an All-Season, this really is a great tire. A dedicated winter tire where I live and how I drive is complete overkill, and would be chewed up by the rarely un-plowed roads (story changes 1 hour north). The Conti DWS has been nothing but predictable and pleasant to drive since November 2012. Undetectable tread-wear so far. I haven't experienced summer usage, and probably won't (have dedicated summer wheels/tires), but as 3-season tires the DWS has been excellent so far. Glad I listened to Wayne at Wagner Subaru.