One thing I've noted over multiple vehicles and many years is this....long/soft/"easy" braking is far worse for brakes than short/hard/"abrupt" braking. Now I realize that option 1 is a much more normal way to brake and drive and also won't agitate your passengers/make them sick 🤣 but #2 seem to be the best for minimizing heat and pad deposits that lead to pulsating brakes from high-speed slow downs commonly called by many..."warped rotors" (not really warped). All of our larger/heavier family haulers over the last 20 years have been driven my wife. She is an excellent driver and v. smooth. These vehicles have all been operated primiarly around-town so mostly stop/go short distance lots of stops. I note that I had to replace the brakes on her vehicles regularly (rotors) as they all seem to develop the pulsating deposits in ~20-30K which for her is about 3 years. Our Atlas is at 45K/5 years old and I've done the rotors twice. Multiple high-quality brands so that isn't an issue...it just seems to be a thing. My vehicles never have this issue but I basically drive like I'm on a race track haha. What have your experiences with this been? She doesn't do anything wrong, just larger heavier vehicles with lots of braking and lighter longer use of the brakes seems to heat them up and when she sits at a stop light the pads against the rotors you get this issue. I've tired repeatedly re-bedding them but I find it never sorts it. Thank goodness for FCP Euro's Lifetime Replacement! I will say that I did actually have this issue on one vehicle...my new '00 XJ Cherokee...I was living outside of D.C. at the time and went through multiple sets of f. rotors in the first 2 years that were always handled by warranty but that vehicle was 100% stop/go commuting up there.