I have 6,000 miles on my 33" X-treme AT's, and they barely look worn at all. I drive 120 miles to school and back on the highway, and I offroad frequently. I don't consider them to be loud compared to most other tires, even with a soft top. I never have traction problems. I did recently have to rebalance them, but that isn't a biggie. My husband has 12,000 miles on his and no complaints.
I would say it isn't a bad tire. I am happy with them!