For normal daily driver cars my priority is always to get the best wet weather performance tyres that are as quiet as possible. (which happened to be dunlop sport maxx last time) Ime fuel efficiency rating is worthless in the real world.
There are numerous videos on youtube showing wet breaking and noise levels comparisons of different tyres.
Wear rate matters as does comfort. Softer, grippy tyres in the dry can be superb but driven hard will need replacing more frequently.
How you drive and treat the tyres will have more of an effect. Same as wet weather performance, drive to close to the car infront and it doesn’t matter.
Implicit in my question was whether there is any foo in it, whether the stated specs contain all you need to know, or whether there are some other specs that aren’t given out (and how important they are, if so).