Why are the rear brake pads on my 2 yr old Accord worn and needing replacement before the front pads if I don't ride the brakes and I don't wait until the last minute to apply the brakes?

Many of the OEM (stock) pads that come on cars are chosen not with performance in mind, but noise levels and softness. Many aftermarket pads can last a lot longer and provide shorter stopping distances. We recommend EBC and Hawk pads that are built to a much higher standard with better materials and typically are much more economical that replacement pads from the deal, even more so when you account for the fact they in most cases they will last much longer for you. Cheers, GPI Performance