Hey, I just bought clipless shoes/pedals this year and found from what I can tell everywhere else I've looked to be a screaming deal on them.
I posted about it in the MTB forum, but I initially started out using this on my commuter and loved it. I'm currently trying to scrape together a little more money to put another set back on my commuter and get a more walkable pair of shoes.
Thinking about Clipless Pedals? Try 'em for $55
I would NOT recommend the shoes I bought for cold weather unless you want to buy them a size or two larger and stuff a few layers of socks into them. My feet were a little cold on the 50° morning rides and the temperature will only go down from there.
The thing that I loved about this deal is that I was able to try them for not a lot of $$, figured out that I love having them, and now have a better sense of what to look for in shoes. Plus, those pedals seem to be widely regarded as great pedals for newbies or experienced riders alike as long as a few extra grams of weight isn't of any concern to the rider. Every bike shop I've been to sells them for around $54.99, so to get them for $26.99 is a steal, even if you pay for shipping and free shipping deals aren't hard to come by on Nashbar or JensonUSA.
Just my $.02...