I posted here a couple months ago to get opinions on a new pair of baggy-style shorts for my more casual riding (paved and limestone rail-trail stuff -- not MTB riding).
What I finally got last week were Zoic "Ether" shorts at REI, on sale for $55 from their regular $79 price (the sale is on thru the 28th if you're interested). A very nice-looking, quality item with the features I was most looking for: removable liner, decent pad, lots of pockets.
I've worn them once so far on a 45-mile outing and was very happy with them. They are definitely an upgrade from the old Novara "Exposure" double shorts that I'm replacing. YMMV.
So thanks to whoever it was here who recommended these!