seems u and i got the same tires over the same weekend. i have to say my review is right on par with yours. i've only ridden my bike twice now with the new tires (last night was a 5 min ride and it already felt a world of difference). i have yet to play with air pressure (was dark, v-day, girl was there, she was nice enough to understand that i needed to get the rims back onto the bike so i could commute today, didnt want to push my luck). the tires are rock hard right now (grrr), i think they're around 38 psi most likely. even then, the tires still felt pretty planted. i have a nice pair of s curves on my commute every morning and if traffic flow is not severe, the ability to dodge in and out of traffic while on those curves=fun. the last few weeks i've been taking it at about 65-70 wet or dry, and that was with me getting puckered up sometimes without even trying to dodge in and out of traffic. the front kept wanting to drift on me while the rear wouldnt break traction but still be squirrely on me. the rear finally let go on weds night and i knew i was riding on borrowed time as it started to just slide around a bit. they were pilot powers btw.
the new ones, i have maybe 20 miles on them. the first 5 or so this morning i spent just taking it easy and making sure the tires warmed up while scrubbing what i could. by the time i got to the first s curve, i was doing 70 and playing with the tires a bit trying to get a feel for them. by the 2nd s curve, i was doing 100 dodging in and out of traffic. the feeling was great! front end still feels a lack of feedback (gonna play with psi there, and then throw on my f4i forks soon), the rear was a jackhammer but it still gripped. i love em! i paid around $350 for mine mounted/balanced (paid extra to ensure i got my rims back in time due to a very busy demand for tires over the weekend). i see myself getting in trouble with these tires... : /