Subscribing to this thread. I've got about 49k and am due for new brakes like the OP. BRAKE light is already on for front pads, rears have about 300 miles left. (I don't drive the car much)
Is there somewhere that compares the different pads? I'm inclined to stick with OEM because I only drive it for street - but if I can save a few dollars and get less dust with aftermarket, I'm open to the idea. Looking for standard performance, less dust doesn't hurt. I'm not an aggressive driver.