I have zero issues with anything you mentioned here. Your points are valid and I agree that for the purposes of traction, nothing beats a purpose built tire matched to its conditions.
What I take offense to is calling someone's choice "gay". It's not the specific word that bothers me but the implication that somehow all season tires, and those of us who choose to use them are stupid or that we aren't making the right choice.
In the absence of face to face conversations where we can understand intent, forum posts, e-mails and texts can easily be taken out of context, hence the defensive responses that often result.
If you'll look at Jim's (Flex's) post on the same topic you can see how clearly it comes across without being derogatory in any way.
I'm not mad in the least, just issuing a caveat that this is something to be mindful of.
My apologies, I shouldn't have used that word. Was being a bit immature there.
I should have simply wrote what my opinion was, in that especially for performance vehicles, I dislike the all-seasons.
Specifically the summer tires, you get so much better performance out of them. That being said, I'm probably the goof for spending money on summer and winter tires when 95% or more of my driving, all-season tires would be more than ideal.
I was in awe the first time I got on it with the summer's. Where I'd be going 30-40mph and floor it with the all-seasons, they'd squeal and slide a bit before going, with the summers you could feel them dig in, the front wouls rise and you'd move.
Anyway, I misspoke, shouldn't have said it as I did not intend to offend you guys or anyone for that matter.