I don't get many opportunities to "blow the carbon out of the engine", so to speak, so I would consider my braking technique "conservative". In addition, I keep in mind that I have to CLEAN those wheels at the end of the day, so the easier the braking, the less effort I have to spend wiping brake dust off at night.
Thought I would be pulling of the wheels and inspecting last weekend, but it was the Labor Day holiday weekend, so I stayed out of the garage, except for getting the bag of charcoal for the grill...
2009 ML350 (84K) - Family vehicle
2001 CLK430 Cabriolet (71K) - Wife's car
2005 BMW 645CI (124K) - My daily driver
2012 Mustang V6 (60K) - Daughter's car