I had my Akebono EUR983 pads sitting for a LONG time, waiting for the original OEM dusty pads to wear down... the dealer wanted $1,200 to do the front brakes alone (EEK!)
I ended up getting some x-drilled zinc plated rotors from http://www.brakeperformance.com and along with the Akebono pads - we're talking ~$400 for everything. So I saved ~$800 :) The Brake Performance Rotors are custom built per order, I had mine zinc plated with black painted hats...
Yes you say, geez $400 for brakes - but remember these are brembo calipers with 4 pads per side, and a 14" rotor - very beefy!
The Akebono EUR983s have been SPECTACULAR when it comes to brake dust - seriously - why did I wait this long!?!