What a tremendous difference the past week has been. I bought the Michelins 2 years ago against my better judgement. I had the original Michelin Arctic Alpin a long time ago and that was a horrible winter tire. That soured me on Michelin for a long time. I should have bought the General 2 years ago, but decided to give Michelin another chance. It was a huge mistake. When my wife even asks me when I'm going to put the winter tires on while driving on them all along, you know they are not effective. We had snow on Monday and yesterday during the day and overnight. The Generals are so much better in the snow and slush. They truly feel like a winter tire should feel, and I've been driving on winter tires for 38 years. The advantage the Michelin may have on ice is so much smaller than the General has on slush and snow that it's a no-brainer. Maybe in areas that do not get a lot of snow the Michelin may be better, but in my area, the studded design (run without studs) works better. I sold them with 8/32" tread left in the center to a guy with a Charger. I told him that they would be better than his current all-season tires.