I started commuting full time a little over a year ago, my commute is relatively short, about 7-8 miles round trip. I have been using clipless pedals and shoes (walkable mountain types). It never really bothered me to change shoes at the office, but it was a minor annoyance from time to time when going to other destinations where I didn't have back-up shoes waiting (and had to spend any long period of time on my feet).
I recently injured my foot somehow... still waiting to see a specialist to determine how it happened. I'm not sure if it is a repetitive stress injury from the clipless, or unrelated to cycling. Regardless, not wanting to aggravate the injury, I put platforms back on my Breezer for the duration, as I seem to be able to ride them without it getting worse (in fact the pain has all but gone away since).
MAN! I love platform pedals. For my short distances, I don't really see any serious advantages to the clipless setup. It's wonderful to hop on and off my bike and be in comfortable shoes all day. Walking around the store, downtown, shops, restaurants, ect.
I'm one of those gear heads who can get caught up in bike gadgets... but I'm so glad I rediscovered my platforms! Now I'm looking to take the clipless of my commuter fixie and go back to toe cages or power grips so I can enjoy the same kind of freedom on that bike too!