I have to say thus far I can't find any compromises. The tire is fairly quiet, handles well in the dry, handles wet just fine with no loss of control or hydroplaning. I can't compare gas mileage yet as my commute has been different for a few months, with much more city driving. When I go back to my mostly highway commute in December I will be able to compare to the Bridgestones I was on. Other things I am unsure of at this point are snow and ice performance and treadwear. I'll be reporting on these things as I encounter them but as of now I give this tire the big thumbs up!