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The 505s and 515s are sticky, gooey crap. Shimano has done themselves a huge disservice by turning off thousands of riders to SPDs with these "introductory" pedals.
Their old 535 and 737 pedals were great -- in fact, I've still got a pair of 535s I've been riding since late 1996. I just picked up another set off ebay.
Their newer 520/540/959 pedals have that same crisp feel, but even better mud shedding ability. The 520s are a downright bargin, but watch out -- the chrome plating flaked off mine within months, but Shimano was good enough to warranty them for me (hopefully just an early production fluke). With only a 35g weight penalty over the 959s, and ~100g heavier than the Eggbeater SLs, the 520s are hard to pass up (especially when they're on sale at $40)