These tires are a beast on ice. I climbed a hill that was completely covered in ice without one hiccup in traction (to be fair, it was paired with Subaru's incredible AWD). Where I live I only get maybe 2-3 significant snow falls a year along with a few 1-2 snow falls. Along with my WRX being a daily driver, I have zero need for a dedicated snow and summer tire setup. This is a nice blend of the two in one set of tires that offers good performance in both. Of course, don't except the same level performance from dedicated tires. However, the DWS is more than enough for the average driver.
You can't except top notch dry traction and cornering with these tires. They are all seasons. If you want that level of traction, get a dedicated summer tire like the Continental DW.
I have Epic Engineering lowering springs installed on my WRX. Lowering springs by nature make for a harsher ride, especially over road imperfections (pot holes, cracks, etc). These tires were a nice complement to them. They balance out the harshness of the springs. The smooth ride from the tires and the rough ride from the springs even each other out for the most part. Although, no tire will ever eliminate the harshness from a large pothole. With stock springs, these are a dream to drive on.
Overall, as long as you don't live in a place with significant snow fall where a dedicated snow tire is needed/required, these are the perfect blend for every day use.