Everything seems fine. The brakes are rather soft i think though. I test drove one alfa prior to this one, and it had really nice brakes - touch the pedal and its braking. So i thought that a brake fluid flush would help, but the brake feel didn't change, except for that mattress pumping sound appearing.
ABS kicks in if i stomp the pedal, and the pedal "ratchets" very quickly (much faster than an older toyota). Otherwise the car stops OK.
edit: to rephrase, the brakes now and before are 'meh', nothing to write home about. The car stops, but its definitely not impressive.