Been playing with lances and it's brilliant. Bash is as good as halberd/taxe/lblades - no complaints there. Damage seems just fine. You can go toe to toe with any regular abs/combo and it's good. I am not certain about dodge bash since I haven't run into Nexen etc, but I'm sure zerk/bash will not fail me. And having charge is super nice for clearing south blight, playing around with rogues. Now that abs is a little sturdier, I think this is a really terrific option. You also get a lot of free pracs (with clan bonus pracs of course) to get kick/pick or whatever you like for fun surprises.
Plus lances for lancer RP
Re-eq is a bit heavy on the pocket as it costs something like 300+ gc to re-eq an h/h steel shafted (and DS doesn't uses it so you won't get it in pk). But then no need for smobbing time.