I bought my Dodge just before Christmas, and the dealer had installed these tires on it new prior to my purchase. I didn't ask for them, and had I chosen new tires for the car, they'd have been an all-season tread instead of dedicated winter tires (as now I have to buy yet another set of tires and probably wheels for the other 3 season). Even though this is WI, I have never run snow/winter tires on any vehicle as there tends not to be a real need other than days it's snowing. Our roads tend to be cleared quickly.
I found these tires to be a nice tire. The ride is fine, the noise level is low, the traction in non-snow conditions is fine, and snow traction is no better or worse than the all-season tires I've run in the past. Granted, I know how to drive in poor, snowy conditions, but these winter tires did not turn my Avenger into a 4x4 by any stretch of the imagination.
I will run them until they are worn out, and then they will not be replaced. It's not that they are a poor choice for a tire, I simply do not need winter tires. The Kelly Navigator Golds I had on my Impala were as good in the snow and cold, rode a bit better, and performed WAY better on dry and wet pavement.