i was shocked when i first had to stop fast! real underwear changing stuff! i thought the brakes needed chaging, but the pads were replaced 2 months before i bought the car!
have got used to it now and very happy with it, makes me feel like a professional driver having such 'manual' brakes.
*got the fluid changed at last service but it didnt change a thing.
i love the amount of feedback you get through the car in general, its not sanitised like a japanese car, the steering, the brakes, even teh slight vibration you sometimes get through the gearstick... that sounds a bit wrong