I'm asking you older folks rather than the Road Cycling forum for obvious reasons.
I have been using SPD-SL pedals for the past couple of years and have been very happy. I'll be 67 next month and old age is catching up with me. Sometimes when clipping in it takes an extra second to get the cleat engaged. And sometimes in an "emergency situation" I can't get unclipped fast enough. I haven't fallen or crashed but I've had a few close calls. So I've been looking at other pedal options.
Anyway, I tried Speedplay Zero pedals a few years ago. I had problems clipping in almost every time I pulled away from a stop. Sometimes it took 3 or 4 attempts. Not sure if the cleats weren't adjusted correctly or it was something else. After 3 months they went on CL.
So now I'm considering them again - either Zeros or Light Action pedals.
What are your opinions, thoughts, comments?