I see that several people are using Performance Friction brake pads. Tried them once but my wife complained that she had to press the pedal too hard (felt that way to me also) so I changed them out for Raybestos perdomance pads.
Few weeks ago they started feeling hard also and while the were not down to the wear sensors (scrapers), they were close so went to replace them.
Seems that particular Raybestos is not arround any longer and the only FF pads I could find were Bendix
. U$32 for the fronts.
Brakes feel normal now and wife can stop faster than anything unattached. Just an observation. Might not be right for the race track but for the flatlands where I live they are good.