Where did I ask you to elaborate?
For the record, I do like and recommend Toyo tires.
Based on some of your recent posts, I hadn't gotten that impression.
I don't need to have the last word, as you say, but I'd like to address some of your comments.
Regarding the T1R and crossbow's experience, you nailed it on the head. IIRC, he has 245/40R17 on 17x8. While 8 inch wheels certainly aren't skinny, they are the narrowest wheel you can put that size on. If you want to maximize a certain size's handling capabilities, you should mount it on the widest
wheel that size will accept, not the narrowest. This surely must be a contributing factor to yours/crossbow's frustration.
My own personal experience on T1Rs has been somewhat different. Although I have not put my car on a track, I have pushed them pretty damn hard on public highways and have yet to be able to get them to squeal. I will admit that when I first had the T1Rs installed, I was a bit disappointed with them. Turn-in response was not as sharp as I like. Now that I have over 22,000 miles on them, I find that turn-in response is improved.
Cornering grip is very impressive, but the T1Rs don't "talk" to you as much as I like. That is, the feedback from the steering is slightly disconnected from what the tires are doing. In my experience, there are VERY FEW tires short of race tires that can do this (to the level I like). One was the Yokohama A520. The tradeoff, though, was that the tires had an extremely firm ride and got very noisy after 20,000 miles.
As sports coupes and sedans get more sophisticated, as much priority gets placed on ride comfort and low noise as does cornering ability. The T1R is not a racing tire, but it is more than capable for aggressive highway driving for 99% of drivers. Certainly, I think the T1R is more capable than the Mazda6 stock suspension. Most drivers will not exceed the T1Rs limits on the street. Additionally, the T1R delivers an unbelievably smooth and quiet ride, even after 20,000 miles that I don't think is matched by any other low profile tire on the market. If it's a race tire you want, then perhaps the Falken is the better choice. I just don't think that's what most consumers want. Our goal is to give the market what it demands.
Regarding Toyo availability, even if Toyos are hard to find, it speaks volumes about consumer perception of Toyo that people will go out of their way to obtain them.