for most things that can be done outside of the dealership, i'll do the the "slave" thing and bring it to my own guy. i found out he was retiring and brought in the car to have new pads and rotors put on. i assumed he would go stock all around, but i've noticed one major difference: there is ALOT less pad dust. when i say alot, i'll use a guesstimate and say 80% less. i wash the car once a week and it's noticable (to me. i'm sure my friends would say i'm insane).
i don't think he would use anything like what's been mentioned here as some of the favorite pads w/ the beefed up brake upgrades ie red stuff; so, is there any kind of "stock type" pad a shop might use that would have this sort of dust result? and before you ask, i can't ask him as he's retired into the sunset and my receipt only states "change out rotors and pads on all four." lol... he was an old time mechanic who i've used for 25 yrs