I absolutely agree with the two points you brought up, re: the points are too long and do not swivel. If those corrections were made, and the short comings I listed in my original review were addressed, this would be a much improved set and then it just might be worthy of the Addi name.
I purchased this Addi Click bamboo set based on the quality the Addi name represents. I own and love my Addi Click Turbo set, so I expected the bamboo set to be of equal quality. The comparison of the two sets ends after the word "click". The join mechanism is the same but, while the metal edges of the joining end of the Turbo needle points are smooth and rolled back under, the metal end on the bamboo needle points is cut off straight and not turned under leaving a rough, sharp edge. The yarn catches on it when sliding stitches from the cable up onto the left needle. The sizes are US 4 to 11 with no US 10.5 as in the Turbo set. It is also priced $10 more than the Turbo set. I believe this bamboo set, considering the issues I have with it, is over priced and not quite worthy of the Addi name.