im on the fence as well, and i think im heading in r888r direction, i use mine more in better weather but i want them to be safe in the rain as well, or if i feel like taking it out in cooler weather... are they that much better than the mpss?
and how long will they last just for street driving and occasional spirited driving? I dont even get 4000 miles a year on my gtr.
There is no comparison for Toyo R888R and Michelin Pilot Super Sport, they do different things well.
Toyo R888R is a R compound race tire that is meant for track duty or road courses, it's more durable than softer rubber race tires that are better for time attack or one fast lap. As a result it can be driven on the street, limited daily use for low mileage GTRs but is better for warm weather and dry conditions. It won't last long for street use only. It's also not friendly for street use, firm riding, noisy. Limited tire sizes that work with various wheel diameters and widths.
Michelin Pilot Super Sport is an excellent daily driver tire with very good handling and performance in dry or wet, lasts longer for treadlife except with severe race alignment (negative front camber), has some durability for limited driving school and track use but it's a street tire and reaches it's limits when pushed especially for more modded GTRs. It's comfortable and quiet for street use. Best application is for a daily driven GTR with very limited performance driving. Tire sizes are much better for various wheel widths and diameters
Tire wear has to do with your alignment, style of driving, and how much performance driving you do. A track day and aggressive driving can eat through tires quickly.