I bought this tire based on the Tire Rack reviews of the past 3 years. The tire ranked number one, and was especially noted for its excellent traction on wet roads. I tend to drive at the same speeds on wet roads as dry, so this was an important factor for me.
The tires have lived up to their high wet road performance rating. They are a tad noisy. The tread life seems like it will be a little less than 30,000 miles. However, at such a reasonable price, the lower than normal tread life is not really and issue.