I recently bought a new Specialized Spctuer. I love the bike. I decided to make the jump to clipless. So after an hour of trying on shoes I walked out with a pair of Giro Junctions and Shimano m520 pedals.
I was a bit scared of falling after the horror stories I have read. So my method was just to get on and go. Rode 5 miles first. No falls and no issues on the flat ground. Had some lunch and hit the road again. This time the 15 mile ride from hell ( thats my pet name for this particular route due to hills). I shaved alot of time off my best ever, and added 3 mph to my avg. The best part is the hills didnt hurt. I wheeled in the driveway and had plenty of go left. In fact the wife just called me to dinner. After dinner im doint the same route again. If you are considering clipless, just do it. You will love them.