My use case is that I have overridden the 'View' button with a Visualforce page which immediately redirects to either a Visualforce page or the standard detail page based on the RecordType. I would like to extend this functionality to the 'New' button so that after the record type is selected, I navigate appropriately.
However, I have been unable to find a method that generates the page for a new record. Using edit() on the standardController throws an error. Any advice?