For an average vehicle such as a 2002 Honda Accord that is used for regular driving around town, to and from work, etc. and absolutely not use for performance activities such as racing, and also no regular aggressive braking, are performance brake pads worth the extra cost for the average, non-racing typical use? Should performance brake pads be expected to last any longer than regular, inexpensive brake pads in this case?
Are there any other factors to consider in the decision, such as the brake rotors, and matching comparable brake rotors to the pads that are being put on the vehicle?
I haven't paid much attention to brake pads in the past and let the shop put on whatever they normally put on, but I recently watched videos recommending performance brake pads from manufacturers such as Akebono and NRS due to their quality, which are clearly more expensive than the usual ones.