Get a bit more mileage out of these by filing the cleat's contact points with your wife/girlfriend's nail file as they wear down. I can get 5,000 miles from a set of cleats by filing the rough edges a number of times. YMMV
Campy pedals have always been great. As with all Campy components, nothing is cheap. However with that goes great quality. I wish these didn'twear out so fast, but then I could also ride less....no I don't think so. One nice design note, the pedal hook component lasts a very long time so all you have to replace is the plastic component.