You could be right, I also use akebono pads and they have been great. As long as you stick with main brands although not sure if powerstop would be considered main brands then you should be ok. They are ALL made in china.I use Akebono Pads, I really like them. I dont think they make rotors though... I could be mistaken.
DIsc Brakes Australia. Made in Australia.Check out DBA rotors.