Thx man. I'll post some more pics up soon. I'm hoping to get some new wheels this week (18" [8J at the front, 8.5J at the back] Double M Spoke 135 or something, "MV2" for short - the ones you get with the ZHP facelifted e46's) so I'll post some pics once they're on.
In terms of driving style, as much as I would love to, I don't get a chance to drive like an idiot, cos of traffic and speedtraps and shit. London is the worst city for driving. My average speed to work is like 12mph or something. Because of all the traffic.
It does rain here quite a bit too, but I suppose I can't really go fast enough anyway because of the stupid traffic, which gets worst in the rain. Road noise can get a little annoying when you just want to relax. As for changing tires every year, I dont really want to be doing that if I can avoid it.
I've seen some tire tests for the FK452, and they are rated pretty well. Now, I dont believe this, but some people on other various forums say, that for road use, they're pretty much the same as a Michelin Pilot Sport 2. I doubt it - Michelin is regarded as the Daddy over here, but they're expensive as hell.