Thanks Bimmer for the write up. I recently purchased a 12 Tech for my wife and plan to do most of the maintenance myself. This thread will help with that.
Concerning Centric parts, I just bought and installed Centric rotors (their premium offerings) front and rear on my 2004 Ford F150 and was impressed with the quality when I received them (painted where possible to prevent unsightly rust) and they are performing well so far.
As far as using anti-seize or thread locker (I would stress blue, not red) on the bolts, I guess we all have theories on that. Mine is that one should clean the bolt threads with a wire brush and clean out the threaded hole with a bore brush and blow out with air. As I am somewhat of a torque spec stickler, I don't want lubrication to interfere with proper torquing. Like you said, this is just the way "I" like to do it. I'm sure we are all adequately "bolted up" when it is all said and done.
Thanks again for taking the time for the write up.
2012 MDX Tech