@Mick: I don’t really carry much to and from work. I have the eyelets to add some hardware later though if I want to.
Other than having a carbon fork and an in-your-face color scheme, it’s really no different than ye-ole-average touring frame. Fender/rack eyelets, cantilever brakes, fits up to 38mm tires, tall head tube, relaxed head tube/seat tube angles, longer chainstays, etc.
I haven’t decided what I want to do. I get pretty bad hotspots in all my shoes over 10 miles, I need wedges underneath my cleats to correct this. So stiffer road shoes and pedals make the most sense, anatomically. I also have 3 pairs of road shoes vs. 1 pair of MTB shoes, so if I’ll have more pairs to rotate through if I get caught in a rainy ride.
Platforms and toe clips probably make more sense convenience-wise, but it’s not like I’m wearing dress shoes on the bike. I might as well get the right shoes for each purpose, right?