On the flashlight topic, I picked up a SureFire 'Defender' for around $100 only to find out upon receipt that it was the 80 lumens variety & not the 200 lumens (I should have read the details before hitting "Please please send it to me!!"). That said, I too use my light on average once a day at work, usually for close-up computer maintenance / repair (I work in IT).
+1 for the Cargo Pants option. Makes life much simpler as per gear like knives, lights, keys, etc.
Now I need to investigate a lightweight tac vest for the summer months to replace my 5.11 tac vest (which I love dearly but which wears like iron and I can already tell is going to be damned hot in June, July, August, etc).