I purchased this product because it was supposed to be easier on the hands, as I knit for long periods of time. I prefer dpns over circular for smaller circumferences. The needles are not better compared to my other dpns. The knitting experience is about the same. My stitches are even no matter what needle I use. The tip is very pointy, but is not an issue with the way I knit. If pushing the needle tip is the way you knit, these needles are not for you. The yarn slides nicely over the needle. If I am in need of more double pointed needles, I will Kollage Square dpns as they are made in the USA.