My 00 pickup came stock with ceramic pads. I'd follow Bill (willwren) on the suggestion of aftermarket rotors.
The advantages I've seen are 100K miles and have not changed the front pads yet! This is on an extremely heavy 2000 Chevy Silverado, full sized, extended cab, 8 foot bed, 4wd truck. I've never ever in my life heard of such performance and the lack of dust is awesome if you like clean wheels. I'm hard on brakes and these are well worth it.
The one down side is you need to replace the rotors usually when you replace the pads because the harder material wears the rotors as well as the pads. Where conventional pads do not wear the rotors as much. But 100K on a set of pads and rotors???? I would have changed all of them at least once or twice by now. So where'* the true disadvantage?
00 Regal GS: All kinds of cool stuff.