After trying semi metalic for years, I've converted to ceramic. They hardly fade at all, dust is about non-factor and wear is incredible. They are also easier on rotors. Yes, expensive but also the best IMHO. They may not "bite" as well initially, but they are consistent. I have used Magnum and the Autozone ceramics. As I was buying rotors anyway, I got some ebay drilled rotors and they look cool and vent the pads (its not for cooling btw) and a set has lasted 60k on my van and still are good, along with the pads. not my TV but still.
New to me 27BH towed by 4.6 Tundra