Thanks to the members who participated in this thread, and special thanks to Strake
for their good info via PM.
I ordered a set from AMAZON and they should arrive tomorrow, Saturday. From EVERYTHING I've read, and from whatever research I've done and from the numerous POSITIVE PRODUCT REVIEWS I've read, there is absolutely no reason to spend three times the amount for the "other" brake pads. Part of me didn't want to change out perfectly good pads after only 3k miles, but I can't deal with the brake dust anymore. This, I consider necessary.