#1.) Toyo Prox 4, 225/45/17 (Rota SDRs).
#2.) NY Tri State Area
#3.) Spirited back-road driving, general commuting.
#4.) 50% highway
#5.) These tires grab all the power of COBB Stg. II off the line, track very well and corner well, although I notice more under-steer, but I think that is to be expected with the larger tire size. These tires are great in slush/rain, but when the temp gets below 35(F), the tires get hard very fast and hence become slippery in corners. They are also very poor in deeper snow, the treads do not release at all.
After these tires are done, I am going to a dedicated summer/winter set-up. With the changes of season we get around here in NY, an all-season cannot get very deep into the winter. I do not know how they handle real hot temps yet either.