I do think the braking issues are more of the regen system, etc. so probably normal. And since I've never had a hybrid/electric car, it will take some time getting used to. Thanks for the pic.
Hey, on a side note, I'm struggling between three colors! White, silver or that color you have (Metal Stream). I've never had white or silver car. My current car is closer to the MS color. It also hides that black plastic door guard which I don't care for so may help hide it better. But the white really looks nice too (although that black strip really stands out). Since this car is so new, there are not many to see yet in person. Kia does not have another car like Metal Stream to look at. There is one sort of close and I didn't like how depending on the light, it made it look greenish instead of gray. If I get a gray car, I want it to look gray, not another color.
I'm also up in the air about the light gray vs charcoal leather. I've never had leather seats (actually I much prefer they were not real leather like Toyota) but there is no choice when you get into a certain trim level it comes standard.