@Old Steve... very much the same here. After buying a new carbon road bike a few weeks ago, I went "full-roadie", bought some shoes and fitted SPD-SL's this week. First ride yesterday morning and the jury is still out. They definitely provide a stronger connection when they're in, but I've found clipping my left foot in is much harder than the SPD's I had. Going for another ride on Saturday and I'll try to do it by feel so that I get the knack. Here's hoping the muscle memory kicks in quickly.