No, I was not "set off" with your choice of terms and could care less as to made in a mold,etc.. My point was pretty clear that tires -in my experience were handmade and having never read anything to the contrary since that time they really are the same other than the ply fiber materials having evolved some and tread compounds are at least "said" to be magical in there ability to keep us upright. Modern tires are better in balance? I see weights on rims all the time but only a high volume sales/mounting person can really answer that one. Relax, its a conversation about tires.
"If I had my life to live over,I'd dare to make more mistakes next time...I'd relax,I'd limber up.I'd be sillier than this trip, take fewer things seriously, I would take more chances... take more trips...climb more mountains...swim more rivers...eat more ice cream." Jorge Luis Borges, at age 85