Depending on how fishtail prone your ride is a good set of tires can save your life, your passengers and other motorists & pedestrians in your path. After realizing the life saving benefits of good tires, it is hard for me to call Michelin over priced.
GY Eagle HP's nearly killed me, GY Eagle GA's although smooth and quite caused loss of control and multiple occasions. I will say part of the LOC was me underestimating snow and rain conditions relation RWD car handling.
After running more expensive snow tires like Bridgestone Blizzak WS50 which made me nearly invincible in snow and Michelin Pilot Sport A/S which are super sticky, excellent cornering and wet braking/control ... I have been taught with tires often you only get what you pay for. Correlating to Michelins Arctic Alpin, IMO the Blizzak is a case superior at a lower price.
Lower price tires like the BFG Traction T/A, Kumho ASX, Falken ZIEK 512 .... I would sell them to anyone but can not comment on driving experiance. I do not think the average Joe can go wrong with Goodyear Triple Treads,Comfort Treads, or MN Hydroedge tires either. Again you get what ya pair for.