I purchased these tires in January 2012, love the tires for the handling in wet and dry conditions. Snow driving I rated it a 3, since I know this brand of tire from my wife's van in snow conditions.
The handling and conditions was rated low, based on the tire vibration in the last year when driving from 50 mph and higher. I currently have about 20,700 miles on the tires.
I have notice cracking conditions forming on the lower tread near the rim, about 1 inch up. My wife's van had the same brand; but, 215/70R15 size and the tires had massive cracking, enough to be replaced under warranty.