“I don’t know what your situation is, but I have a feeling you aren’t in a place to judge…”
I know I’ve been guilty of it. I think a lot of us on this Board are. It’s worth bearing “the other guy” in mind. None of us know what’s in someone else’s head or heart. None of us knows what someone else’s motivations are.
@rice rocket — softness of compound is very important for ice tire (if spikes are not allowed and spikes suck on hard surface like concrete). For snow tire the depth of the threads is much more important. Since we have mix of snow and ice usage of soft compound and deep threads makes sense. But riding on concrete/asphalt eats thread fast.
I usually have chains in my trunk but chains suck on concrete/asphalt. Ice or compacted snow are the only environment where chains give an advantage. I always have problem to get to my concrete driveway (18%) if chains are on.