I almost never buy pears at the supermarket because my experience with them has been almost universally bad. Dry, grainy and hard are my most common descriptors.
That said, I tried a "Taylor's Gold" from a nearby Kroger market recently and it was excellent. Not quite Comice quality, but nicely ripe, fine grained and juice running down your chin good. It was Comice shaped, slightly smaller that the Comice pears I'm accustomed to, and with an entirely russeted skin. I'll buy more.