I went to a local bike store today and test drove the current Cannondale recument model. I didn't like it all that much. It seems to be a very nicely crafted bike though, with dual suspension, even! I've never ridden a recumbent before, and have to say that it didn't feel planted, like I feel on an upright. This is probably because I'm not familiar with the style of riding. Also, the little chunky tires just seem to be ... I dunno, I can't explain it. I especially didn't like the OSS handlebars. I felt like I was riding a chopper motorcycle and the slightest little movement destabilized the bike. Again, it's probably me. I don't know, maybe another style recumbent, or a trike my be good.
This in no way is intended to be a factual statement regarding recumbents. It's only my opion about my experience. Please, don't anyone take it personally.