The Centric brake parts I've bought have been of good quality. Pretty sure I've only used the generic (organic?) pads, maybe Wagner or Raybestos. Supposedly the semi-metallics will wear out your rotors. There are plenty of ceramic pads available, from name brands. Check RockAuto for maybe three dozen choices. Premium style too, with claims of enhanced performance. Kinda doubt you'd see much difference by type or brand, and changing the pads is easy and inexpensive.
Maine beekeeper's truck: '77 J10 LWB, 258/T15/D20/3.54 bone stock, low options (delete radio), PS, hubcaps.
Browless and proud: '82 J20 360/T18/NP208/3.73, Destination ATs, 7600 GVWR
Copper Polly: '75 CJ-6, 304/T15, PS, BFG KM2s, soft top
GTI without the badges: '95 VW Golf Sport 2000cc 2D
ECO Green: '15 FCA Jeep Cherokee KL Trailhawk