On the topic of strange pad wear...take a look at these rear PFC01s I just pulled off.
Initially I thought the weird wear was due to running 08's up front and 01s in the rear. This would make the rears work a lot harder.
Upon further inspection, it looks like I self induced this issue. Notice the piston marks on all 4 pads. I suppose I had reversed them. I really didn't notice anything horrible other than they didn't ever clack while driving at slow speed.