I bit today and ordered the Planet Bike Alias HID. After looking at all the systems on this board, I was hooked. I like the self contained unit, however I would have liked a bit more run time as well. I was considering the LM system, but it's US price with Li-Ion battery was more than the Alias HID from MEC. My Commute is only 10 minutes each way, so a charge should last about a weeks use (I hope).
I'm sure this will not be my last HID bike light system (or alternative system), so I think it's a good start. I was also considering a Night Hawk K2 Emitter for a general use system.
I'm thinking of a DiNotte Tail lamp to match up with this, however I would like a self contained unit as well.
I'll post pictures once the Alias HID arrives.