My default traveling mode is EOC. I only start and run the engine when I need more momentum, then it's back off again. In practice this means engine on when going uphill, and off for the downhill. On flat ground it's pulse and eoc.
EOC is more effective at lower speeds, as holycow mentioned. When you e-on-c at highway speed, you're getting 200-300 mpg. At neighborhood speed you're down to 20-30 mpg instead. When the engine is cold, fuel consumption is much higher, up to twice as much, so EOC saves even more gas at that point.
just filled after a tank of lots of EOC...still disappointing, but i got over 40mpg for the first time since the end of june. i certainly didn't go as many miles as some of you, but i did so at every opportunity...which will never be a great deal.
i don't have hills, but i do EOC on overpasses. the back roads locally present some, but not many chances to do so. again, driving to work in the dark hours of morning leaves no opportunities. perhaps i'll keep trying to perfect this strategy.