mine are not hard pedal but they stop amazing. the standard get a harder pedal feel but obviously don't stop as well.
the comment above about heat range on the pads is a good one. i got the ones that wilwood recommend as daily driver. before that i had some ebc ones that just didn't quite feel right unless hot.
something i did which was incredibly stupid in hindsight but at the time seems correct, and i wonder if you are doing the same thing...?
you only bleed the brakes using the upper inner first and then outer bleed nipples. I made the huge mistake of also trying to bleed them using the lower bleed nipples, this is a big mistake and leads to dangerous levels of spongyness
using the lower bleed always introduces air in to the system, remember air rises through a fluid so opening the lower screws is a big NO.
I have bled them many times now and always do it with the engine off. furthest rear caliper first moving closer.
get a friend and follow this:
any new pads and discs take some bedding in too.