When the really good A/S 3's are fully retired, I would probably move to Pilot Super Sports as summers and just put the snows on earlier.What alternatives are you looking at when the A/S 3 becomes unavailable? TireRack has them on clearance now.
I'm guessing the traction isn't that good on the DWS 06 if the AWD guys love them? I think the P7 A/S+ has some issues there, too. The Tesla guys with the P85/P85D complain that they break loose too easily on launch, but I'm not sure how relavant that is given that we have a bit less torque at launch (the Lexus guys didn't have a problem).
DWS is an all season biased towards snow....initially. And this whole breaking loose thing is pointless. I could spin the tires on the S70. Usually chirped them on stop lines too. Too much torque. Where you dont want to be having that issue is at the top of second gear. Drive a T5 that can spin (sh*t) tires in 3rd and 4th and youll be spooked. Continentals are just vague on the edge. Bridgestones too. Horribly so.
Forget this "all season" crap. There are high performance tires for dry, dry and wet, performance for dry wet and colder and then tires for driving on snow. Studs for ice. Thats it. Have two sets, or two cars. Ive been up to my neck in awd alligators this week. On cars I dont even own (parts car doesnt count), just am involved with. 3 hours to harvest an angle gear so an emerald R can run DWS in the winter? I could make the money to buy snow tires in 3 hours and drive circles around the R in my T5. In fact, that test will most certainly happen this year.