Well, that's why I definitely ruled out sintered bronze pads... which seem to be primarily for racing.
I only drive in the city, although I plan to go out on the highway when I have some time and I'm more confident on my bike's condition. I don't really need that much stopping power but people are idiots and run stops and lights a lot around here, so I was thinking the ceramic pads would help me out with those situations.
Hell, I was crossing the street on foot yesterday morning and this STUPID woman ran the stop... would have hit me if I didn't already see her stupid face before she got to the stop and realized she didn't look like she was gonna stop. Idiot just stared at me as she passed... I soooo wanted to make her car explode with my mind u_u ... ANYWAY... after that rant... yup, that's why I thought ceramics seemed like a good choice lol.