I used to run Bridgestone Eagers on the XY, they were a little more expensive than T/As but I'd heard bad things about T/As. One day the front Eagers were getting rather low so I decided (or rather my wallett did) to try some T/As. Big mistake. Nearly crashed the car as I understeered out of the tyre shop driveway in the dry (not going fast or doing anything silly). Decided to give them the benefit of the doubt for a few days but they got no better so I went back to the tyre shop and told him to stick the T/As up his ar*e. he wouldn't refund me because they were now used (already showing signs of wear after only a couple of days) but agreed to do me a discount on a new pair of Eagers.
Saying all this though, that was several years ago and possibly things have changed now.
You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen. It said, 'Parking Fine.'So that was nice.