The GF has ruled out Shimano brakes for her new bike. I like Shimano, have used them almost exclusively for years, but will admit that their sharp, almost on/off feel, isn't to everyone's taste (and she blames the Shimano's on her current bike for contributing to breaking her collarbone 12 months ago).
She's not afraid to spend a few more quid, but obviously nothing out there is going to rival a new shape Deore for VFM. She's ridden my bike a couple of times with Formula T1's (first non Shimano brake I've run in over a decade), which have quite a lot of modulation, but aren't cheap. She's had a play with some Hope Race X2's on a bike and commented they felt nice, but again not cheap.
Keen to stay away from Avid as they're well... Crap quite frankly! And ideally would like to come in under £200 for a pair of brakes inc. rotors if at all possible.
So, any recommendations for a non Shimano fan?