Except the people that do?
One piece that might help is actually tailoring posting to some sort of argument.
My argument is that the value proposition for the extra expense of snow tires on an AWD car vs the resulting performance is not worth the money for this and many other Colorado drivers. Both my commute and where I live are definitely snowier than the average Colorado skier- if I can make it work, so can many, many others.
Yet, we get page after page after page of posts about how the more expensive product (a dedicated snow tire along with summer tires) performs better. Duh? No shit, Sherlock?
Perhaps I would take this thread seriously if more people were addressing their comments on snow tires towards the original post and article about reduced sales of snow tires (I think my pain in the ass comments probably reflect general consumer sentiment- they aren't going to buy snows unless they feel they need to do so to be safe because taking no action is cheaper and less of a pain than spending $500+ on snows and then taking time out of their lives to mount, dismount and store said tires).
Or, if you disagree with my point, perhaps just taking a stab at the cost/benefit component.
But nahh, I realize this is a "helmet thread," where it has to we have to tut-tut at the dude choosing not to spend money...
I wasn't trying to say that nobody would agree with you, because I'm sure many do. Just that the arguments people put up in favor of snow won;t get you to buy them any more than your arguments won't sway those who are sold on the benefits of snow tires. It's all been said ad nauseum on both sides.
Now back to your regularly scheduled thread drift...LOL