Like all internet forums, this one is not lacking for folks with opinions. And since we're a "mature" bunch here, I thought that any opinions offered in this section would likely be informed by experience, so...
I'm going to be getting a new road bike when I get under 200 pounds - 17.1 pounds to go, as of right now. I'm looking for recommendations (with supporting reasoning) on what kind of road pedal to go with the new bike.
I've ridden Looks for over 20 years, starting with the very first "white" model that I put on my Gitane right when it was introduced back in the '80s, and staying with them through their second generation when I got my Trek around 1990. That's the last I kept up with road pedal technology. The Gitane was sold a couple of years ago, and the Trek will go to help fund the new bike purchase, so I'm at a point where I can choose to go with any pedal/cleat I want. I have no particular needs regarding design, whether that means float, ability to use it as a platform on occasion, or anything else except maybe budget - $150/pair is probably about the most I'd like to spend, but if there's something hugely great that's a little more $, I'll consider it.
So what do you all like, and why?