Tyres often feel different between one person to another. It really depends on their abilities and preferences. Some people seem to favour a tyre with a softer carcass which will give early warning of its limits which are also probably lower. This type of tyre will generally ride smoother due to its more pilant carcass. This is often true of Pirellis which are marketed as having an advanced yet very lightweight carcass which will help lower unspring weight.
I don't really like P6000s at all. That said, I think they are quite suited to VW, Seats and the ilk, which also tend to have a soft suspension. Yes, even in the wet, I have been grudgingly impressed. Indeed, the P7s must be fairly good. A friend's 156 with 195/65R15? P7s was able to match my firmer set up 155 which was shod on Goodyear Venturas. IMHO this a fairly accurate dry handling test. Both cars were four wheel drifting and both were very even. That said, my 155 only had 195s. Had the correct 205 size been used, I think it would have had the advantage.
If a grippy handling tyre is desired though, my suggestions, from experience would be Michel Exalto
, Goodyear F1 (GSD3)
, Conti Sport (assymetric) and even Premium Contact and Yokohama A539
Generally I would not rate Pirellis very highly
. Ditto Vredesteins (though they came out top in Auto Express tyre test)
, some Dunlops, Kumhos and avoid anything cheaper like the plague- eg. Nangkang
, Gadgah Tunnegal (GT)
and Fate (self explanitory)
You will never know when a good tyre saves you, but, if your lucky, you WILL know when a bad tyre lets you down.