Browny, all that's pretty reasonable, except... It doesn't answer the question as to why the brakes are left with the high-wearing European rubbish.
Japanese cars either get through the Euro standards as they are shipped to Australia (i.e. with longer wearing brakes), or they have a different spec rotor and pad that we don't have to suffer. Nissan doesn't fit the same stereo in Australia as it does in other markets (we get a much cheaper one). We don't get the same seats. The power window switches are in my driver's door, not the passenger door. Why do we get the same rubbish brakes?
I haven't researched on The Nissan Path, but it'd be interesting to see how the Yanks go with their brakes. After all, they also have the option of a 5.6L V8 - I wouldn't want these rotors/pads with that engine. You'd be through them in a flash!
Further, with the ADR setup, there's no reason to expect a higher wearing braking solution will continue to provide extra braking capability with boosted brakes compared to unboosted brakes. The extra pressure able to be applied with the booster could lead to higher temperatures and impeded performance compared to lower wearing pads that are designed to be used with a booster. No one with after market pads/rotors has complained that they're not as effective.
If small companies can do this (especially if they can't sell the rotors/compounds in Europe), why can't Nissan..? Or why can't Nissan spec the pads be dealer fitted out here, instead of the genuine pads..?
Finally... There's quite a number of complaints about the master cylinder. One is that it's overpriced. Two that, even stock, often new, the pedal can be pushed to the floor. Why is that? It's not confidence inspiring. Unfortunately, there's no alternative replacement part available if yours dies yet, either. Aftermarket suppliers aren't making them yet. If aftermarket suppliers made a brake system that's as uninspiring and confidence sapping as the R51's can be (between the high pad/rotor wear and the pedal travel and MC problems people have experienced), they'd sell none. Can you imagine people going out and buying PBR/DBA/AP/Brembo/Alkon/Tarox gear if it was like this? Obviously, if you're paying a premium, you expect a premium product, but even the OEM standard gear they sell is better to use than the Pathie's stock setup.
Still love my Pathie, though.
It only gets better when parts get replaced.