If the easy entry of CrankBrothers' Eggbeater pedal is calling, but you prefer more material underfoot, then the Candy (available in a range of bike complementing colours), is the option to look at. We tested the new 2010 model with its improved bearing construction.
The mud shedding ease remains the same and even though you’d be forgiven for thinking that the external cage that forms the platform would reduce access, we didn’t find that to be the case. The addition of the platform (for only minimal weight gain) makes for a more versatile pedal, with a more supportive feel and the option of unclipping through uncertain trail sections while still having the security of a rest point.
The Candy has a light release that did on occasion have us double-checking whether we were unclipped or not. If you can adapt to it and like the extra float that comes as standard, the Eggbeater/platform combination could do the trick.