There is a lot of new construction going on where I do most of my training. It may be the tires or it may be luck, but I haven't had a flat since I put the Continental Force on my bike (not on the rear wheel either even though it is a Vittoria Open Corsa). Being able to run lower tire pressures with the higher volume tires is big because I have a very unforgiving bicycle frame. Most of the time I use tubulars for racing, but I use these on rough and uneven courses.
I use this as a 700x24 front pair with another Force 700x24 in the back. The combination gives me great grip and comfort on the front end. I don't care that I'm supposed to use their 22mm front tire. I like this one front and back! Very supple feel and a confident grip in the corners. Plus having the one size on both wheels adds some versatility if one wears before the other. It's the tire for me whether I'm doing a triathlon or fooling around on weekends.
2012 was a terrible year for bike tires. I went through three and countless tubes. While I thought this tire sounded gimmicky, I tried it. No flats for 2013. Tire held up for 2,500 miles easily. I'm sold.