Thanks. I admit, I was a little concerned after we discussed the previously. I do notice the noise you talked about, and the handling isn't as good as a true summer, but they suit me fine--especially for the price I paid. I'm curious to see how they do once I get them on real snow/ice (which fortunately we don't get too much of, just a lot of wet). Hopefully I don't have to revise my statements.Glad to see they are working out for you.