I always found sidepull brakes to be pathetic. The current generation of road brakes are much better than the old style mount-bike I've used before, but they still suck. Unfortunately most roadies are imitation whores and will never ever sport components that a pro rider wouldn't ride(which they can't cos of stupidly conservative racing rules). As a result no road carbon forks on the market feature disc brakes. So I suffered and suffered. I refused to buy stupidly expensive brake pads to make up for sidepull suck.
After years of suffering the indignity of under-performing brakes, I met my friend Adam. Adam got mad carbon skills. He turned my oldish carbon fork into a sexy postmount disc fork.