i really like my schwalbe fat alberts. i didn't buck up for the expensive set b/c spending $100 on tires i didn't know if i was going to like seemed stupid. now, however, i would spend it. they are 2.3 (or 2.5, can't remember) and i can run them at less than 40 psi (usually around 35-37)...which for me is awesome. i was also really impressed with the WTBs that were on bob w's surly that i test rode at kvsp. they didn't look like much and i thought for sure i would be sliding all over the place but they held...at it was WET.
i like my panaracers, but at 2.1 i've pinch flatted them four times (three with heythorp who loves to remind me i still owe him a tube) so they're going to go buh-bye on ebay. besides, they'll do me now good when i convert the hardrock into a true urban dirt assult machine!!