I love the Griot's pad system of just three colors: orange, red and black. Really only two matters: orange and red. Which was really all they had a while back. Black was just something they threw in recently. This is far less confusing than 7-8 variations of pads, different colors and pad patterns, and having to guess which one works best for your application. With Griots, you only have to worry about 2. Orange or red, and they work well for the average joe like me. However, I understand that others that need to correct very deep scratches or other detailing work may not appreciate the small selection of pads from Griots.
I use the orange to apply scratch removers like Meguiar's ScratchX 2.0 and on medium speeds Mother's Pure Polish Step 1. I used the red on low speeds to apply my sealants and waxes. Works like a charm. My scratches are gone. My swirls have mostly disappeared, and my paint shined like it was new. They are pretty well made and nothing has detached or anyway so far, as I've read from other pad makers.
The only thing I hated was the price. At $26+ a pop, they get pretty expensive. Fortunately, they sell these in 3 packs at a greatly reduced cost that is comparable to aftermarket pads like Lake Country pads when you factor in shipping costs. I used one orange for scratch removal, another orange for polish, and I've saving one for future usage. For waxes, I used one red for half the car and another for the second half, and again saving one for future use.