ET - was searching the web for racing shoe info and came upon one of your posts regarding the Equalon. I had the same dilema after wearing out my last pair this winter. The Equalon was the savior for my plantar faciaitis, and I tried Brooks Trance and imdiatley started having foot pain. Returned them.
70 Miles into a pair of Nike Lunar Eclipse 2 and so far so good. They felt a little wierd and stiff in spots at first, but that's gone away. They've been closest in "pillowiness" to the Equilons of anything I've run in, and they're lighter (3 oz. I think!). They feel fast. They do have a very different feel than any shoe I've run in due to thier unique construction, but I'm liking it. Eastbay has them for $70 right now as the LE3 is just coming out. If I still like them this much at 150 miles, I'm going to buy up a few pairs. Good luck!