I actually have these and they already saved me from an accident on ice @ ~60mph. I have them on my 99 Civic Coupe's steel wheels. I bought them as a quick and cheap replacement for my worn winter tires (mentioned below). I went with a narrower/taller size (175/70R14) than factory 185/65R14. First impressions: Very vague and floaty, will improve "slightly" as they wear off. Requires alot of steering corrections to keep car straight. Very low NVH, so pleasant on the ears. Just don't expect high performance in any area other than wet, snow, ice. They are far from perfect for dry accel/brake, and don't like to see high lateral Gs or they will get chewed up. This is the case with most "regular-performance" winter tires.
Before these I had 185/65R14 set of Michelin Artic Alpin, I average 2-3 seasons of spirited driving on my winter tires.
Because I drive rather spiritedly, I own a set of light (Rota C8) 15" wheels and have owned (chronologically): Avon Tech M500, Kumho ECSTA MX, Toyo Proxes T1-S on these wheels. So I accept no compromise when it comes to dry 3-season performance. That is why I decided once these DS-2s are spent, I am going with a set of Dunlop Winter Sport M3, a tire truly aimed at drivers like me.