I now have new Michelin X-Ice Xi3 tires. This is their first full season though they were announced early in 2012. I have them mounted on wheels but not yet put on the car because the weather is not yet cold. I put snow tires on when the weather is cold, not at the first snowfall.
I paid a mind boggling $96 a tire for 215/55R16 tires! After all costs, such as tax, installation, balancing, the cost a few cents under $550 for four, but that is still a good price.
Reviews to come but, unfortunately, the winters are mild here so that limits the evaluation.