I went from jurids to comparable to akebonos pad (axiss deluxe) all around for 2 yrs, and then this summer swapped the front for jurids. Ceramic pads are far from junk and I've autocrossed on them plenty, when they're warm they bite harder than jurids (they're hard on ur rotors too btw). So with that said, they're good pads, you just need to change your driving style (like pump the brake once, and on second pump they frigging bite. As for emergency situation, just slam on brakes and you'll hang on your seatbelt... literally 2 secs later.
As with anything it's a compromise, but don't badmouth it because it's far from junk (: