I just changed to my winter tires over the Christmas holiday. I went with the Hankook I*cept Evo W310 (225/50/R17) with the Winter Momo Pro from Discount Tire Direct online. I chose the 225 over the 215 since the roads in my area will be relatively snow-free for most of the winter, but I will still easily handle any snow that does happen to fall. Of course they don't handle quite as well as the stock F1s but that's to be expected with any winter tire and taller side wall. I'm pretty happy with them so far and they are really quiet. I didn't buy the TPMS sensors so I'm dealing with the tire fault message for now.
I also took the opportunity to change the oil at 1000 miles. I went with the recommended Motorcraft FL-910S filter and used full synthetic Mobil 1. It was relatively painless including removing the cover underneath. The only issue was removing the filter since the oil kinda gets all over the filter after loosening since it is vertically mounted. It took exactly 5.7 quarts to get the oil within the hash marks in dipstick.