Just to clear up a bit about ceramics, its not that they "handle" heat better they dont bite the rotor untill a certain temperature. they more so silp on the face and dont do anything. thats why non ceramics are better for stopping unless like you said youre slowing down from a high speed.Just my $0.02, ceramic pads on a car that wont see north of 160mph is a complete waste of your money, and I'm here to explain why.
Ceramic pads have less bite/braking power as non ceramic, which means that you will actually lose braking power compared to a decent quality non ceramic. The main function of ceramic pads is that they manage heat MUCH better than non-ceramic, which is why you see them on all the crazy top of the line sports cars, because when you're braking from high speeds you need brakes that wont fade.
Now, as for what pads you should buy, I HIGHLY recommend Hawk HP or HP Plus pads if you really use your brakes.
also there is no brake fade with disc brakes. thats a drum brake thing. as a drum heats up its fades away from the brake lining and then loses braking force. a disc as it heats up expands and pushes into the pads actually increasing the brake force.