Since I put my deposit down today on a base model, I decided to do some research on my first replacement of our "proprietary" tires. My dealer said I wouldn't be able to find other tires until the SS was on the market for a while. However, I see that Michelin makes the above tire in the exact sizes. The PS2 is a far superior tire in grip and wear. A few people here said the Kenda was roughly a 6k mile tire vs the Michelin 20k. I couldn't find the Michelin in the SL rear tire size, however Pirelli makes the Pzero in that size which is really close in performance (subjectively better or worse.) As far as superior 3 season tires, there are other options as well. Even at this point, I don't see why anyone would stay with the Kenda for the money, especially if it's as low traction as everyone is saying while only providing a few thousand miles. If sliding around for fun is the thing to do for you, I would think a 30 to 35k mile summer tire would be a comparable solution at less expense. They're already available. If I'm missing something here, by all means clue me in.