Well, technically if everyone hated the Pirelli tyres, they’d be more of an antagonist than a protagonist, but that’s neither here nor there :P
I actually like the way Pirelli are doing things, and I’m not worried about this season. Teams will always complain about tyre wear, but it’s usually not that bad, especially pre-season statements. The way this season’s tyres have been created, I don’t think that we will get a repeat of last season. There is a wider operating range, and thus there won’t be such a ‘lottery’ of people lucking into the tyres working properly. Yes, the tyres may degrade faster, but I think that just adds another challenge for both the team and driver, which I like. If a team builds a car, which is hard on its tyres, then that is their fault. The same goes for the drivers, a driver should be fast, of course, but tyre management should be another essential part of a driver’s skill set.