I have run the 225/45/16's for 2 auto-x's now. Before I had Azenis Sports in 215/45/16. The new Hankook's run circles around the Azenis Sports hands down. With the girth of the WRX on a narrow tire, the Azenis got very greasy when they got a little warmth in them. Hankooks on the other hand love the heat. The hotter I get them, the better they are.
The Hankooks are wearing fairly well considering at the last 2 Auto-x's here in Birmingham we got 8 runs each. I see tread at 60-70%
For the money, Hankook is the way to go.