For example, brakes that work well on the track are rarely very good for the street. Hawk HP's are decent for lapping (I would want something much better for all out racing)but their initial bite on a cool morning on the way to work can be flat out scary in a panic stop. Trying to find a performance brake with a really wide temperature operating range (very low/very high) would be the ideal, but admittedly is hard to come by although not impossible and will be expensive when you do find them.
That is your experience with Hawk. I have used carbotech xp10's in the winter and they work just fine. If it's a daily driver I could see putting OEM pads on if the car won't see the track for 5 months but otherwise just leave the carbotech's on. Also if step up to castrol srf you only need to bleed the brakes once or twice a year.