Yeah that's true, you would expect it to be the other way round, but .......... I had the car in the garage and reported to them the handbrake was sticking. They said they found no problem with it .... aye right
When you see the pics on the tutorial for the rear brakes I think you'll be surprised with the amount of cr@p/corrosion there was. The pads were very difficult to remove as they were siezed in place. With the brakes sticking on, the pads had no chance.
I think I'll be removing the rear calipers every 10,000 mls or so, just to ensure everything stays freed off enough from now on.