... to try the Addi Turbo Circular? I just received my first size 15 (40") thanks to jimmy beans' awesomely quick shipping, and transferred a WIP to the new needle yesterday evening. This is like abandoning the rusty Ford Falcon for a new Lincoln at the midpoint in a cross country trip. Smooth, quiet, elegant feel ... I'm very eager for my next needles to arrive so I can cast on for another project.
Don't let the price put you off. High quality tools enhance the satisfaction of the creating process, and make it easier to keep on knitting through the dreaded plateau I often reach in the middle of a bigger project.
I look forward to many years of happy knitting and at least 50 children's hats for the giving tree project this year, thanks to the new Addi needles.