Why didn't I give them five stars? Well, they're the only DPs I've used since I started knitting again after a 30-year hiatus. So, there might be something better out there, but I love these and now have them in a range of sizes. I'm happy. As LBJ said, If it ain't broke, don't fix it! You will like the smooth, light feel and the fact that your stitches don't slip off easily. This helps those of us who are a bit below the expert level.