In the past I exclusively used a higher priced German tire. I got great miles and no flats. But despite claims of a great traction compound, I found them lacking on wet surfaces here in Florida. A friend suggested the Vittoria brand. I switched and so far I am very pleased. I have yet to ride in a downpour but wet surfaces alone performance is excellent. I'm so impressed that I switched my touring and mountain bikes to Vittoria. I don't have the miles yet to comment on durability but at half the price they're a deal.
I've been using Vittoria tires for a long time. This tire is not your typical Vittoria tire. The G compound works like they say it does, very grippy and wears well. Flat protection is great so far. I hit stuff that any other tire, well with the exception of the Conti Gators maybe, that would have flatted for sure. The rolling resistance seems high to me compared to the Vittoria Diamante lets say. Would be a good commuter tire for sure.