Won't need new brakes until at least next spring, but wondering what to get for a 2009 JCW. For my 2003 R50 I found the stock brakes ok but very dusty. Tried Hawk HPS next but don't like their lack of bite and sluggish response. Then used Cool Carbon which performed great with a bit more dust than HPS but still less than OEM. They also were hard on the rotors and got noisy (scraping at low speed rather than squeeking) with age, and they don't make a pad for the Gen 2 JCW brakes. Have heard good things and bad things about EBC Redstuff. Wondering about Porterfield R4-S or maybe Carbotech 1521 (Bobcat). I of course want the magic unobtainable mix of lower dust, acceptable noise, good cold bite and excellent performance, but don't need track-worthiness and don't autocross either. Rotor wear isn't a big issue. This is a spirited daily driver MINI. Speaking of rotors, will probably keep it simple and get plain Zimmerman or Brembo rotors unless someone chimes in with something better. Not interested in drilled or dimpled, and although I have used slotted rotors in the past, probably not necessary. (The EBC slotted USR ones look nice but the rear discs are crazy expensive for some unknown reason).