Sound good to me. Got the "campus Pedal" for 34 bucks delivered. will give me the clipless advantage without making me a slave of my biking shoes.
Have you ever tried powergrips? I'm a clipless user, but find them are quite adequate for commuting bikes. I've done long rides on them with considerable success. They don't have the disadvantages of other clipped pedals, ie. upside they brake going over a bump or around a curve. Leave them a bit wide and your foot will never fall forward through the pedal.