I appreciate all the feedback, I looked at the pedals and like them...however, I was talked out of it by no less than 6 of the people at 3 of my favorite LBS. I was told by all that it was not going to make that big a difference and I would be far better served by keeping my pedals and getting a MUCH stiffer shoe.( I actually clipped my shoes on them and realized they where right, the shoe ONLY contacted the pedal at the clip point, they are slightly curved down at both ends!) I ended up with an Answer road shoe with the Shimano SPD cleats with the little rubber "outriggers" for walking. ( recesses the cleats). Seemed the right thing to do, with the fdact that they where New, old stock and on clearance, and I had a coupon...it was just slightly more than the new pedals would have been. Headed out for a quick ride now.
Thanks again! I hope I got the cleats in the right place...sigh I hate setting up shoes!.....seemed ok on the stand.