I now swear by Michelin Commander. I recently put on my 2nd rear tire. I was thinking that I spend an extra $30 for this tire than I did my last rear and didn't see any extra life. Then when checking my records, I actually got 30K miles on that tire! So I got another with no regrets.. Excellent everything!
To be old and wise, first, you must be young and stupid. I've really got the young part out of the way now.