I am frequently buying these to replace those I give away to folks I'm teaching to knit. The price is low, but the quality is high, so I try to keep extras on hand in several sizes for beginning knitters. I am NOT a beginner, but I still love them myself.
I love the Clover line of Bamboo needles. They feel natural and smooth in your hands. Yarn also slides easily on the needles which allows for better knitting. Also you can just a little lotion on your hands and then on the needles to add to the smoothness. This also can infuse some of the feel/smell of the lotion into the yarn.