Do you do most of your own servicing etc yourself? If you do, it's easy enough just to check the pad thickness now and again.
I appreciate that it's nice thing to have, but do you wait for the brake fluid level light or the oil light to come on before you check them....?
How much longer does the sensor wire need to be do you think? I can go thru our stock tomorrow and see if they do any longer ones or not with the same plug etc on them if you want to keep them functioning.