Totally agree tires are important, totally disagree spending more money guarantees a better tire!Glad you didn't take chicken little's opinion and buy cheap tires.
I've been so happy with Micheline Road tyres I've no reason to switch and I also avoid rain like the plague but that is the best reason for road 5's the rain. I'd rather be safe than careful. I ride to race and race to live. I have as much fun today as I did 55 years ago and still believe nothing is more important than your back rubber.