The next time you are at a Costco or tire shop that sells Michelins, grab the sidewalls, and flex them. Then push on the tread face. There is nothing to Michelins. Then compare it to another tire.
Michelins are a waste of money. When I worked at the tire shop, Michelins were the worst tire. They loved to separate and blow out.
I am not a tire expert by any stretch, although I've been the consumer of all kinds of tires in a variety of applications for the past 50+ years, so I have experience with a number of major brands.
So far, I've been very happy with the Michelin tires I've purchased for both my Toyota cars and Toyota trucks.
For many years Michelin tires have been a top rated tire manufacturer by many tire distributors, test labs, and consumers.
Comparing a tire's performance by me "feeling" it may not be the most accurate way to discover it's quality.
Using "feel" by hand to evaluate the quality of an object or material may work for toilet paper, but could be deceptive for evaluating the performance of many different materials, substances, and parts.... examples: carbon fiber vs aluminum, Kevlar vs leather, titanium vs steel, rayon vs cotton.
That's just my opinion - it may be worthless.