I'm hearing a lot of good reviews for the Element3. Well respected Bitog member Trav swears by them. I will be using them for my next brake job.
I have used their new calipers quite a bit, they are superior to remans by a long shot. My experience with pads and rotors is less but positive, they are definitely the best bang for the buck. The stuff is all Chinese made but the quality seems very decent.
For $200 new rear calipers, rotors and pads for MKIV VW is a steal, the anti corrosion coating holds up well in the salt belt on all the parts. On most Euro stuff I use Textar, Pagid, ATE, Brembo and mostly Zimmerman, Pagid or EBC rotors. Yes they are better but 2 rotors alone can cost more than the whole setup.
The pads that everyone raves about is one I cant find any love for, Akebono, add Centric and Powerstop any most chain store pads to that. Advics makes a good pad too but mostly for Japanese. Bendix was very good but the quality went down, probably not Bendix made anymore just a rebox deal with little better than chain store crap.