After 6 years of knitting, I now have quite the collection of circular needles. I won't list all of the brands, but suffice it to say that I have just about all of the ones that are available. By far, the Addi Turbos and Addi Lace needles are the best. They have the best joins and cords- and the weight of the needles is perfect. The Addi Lace have the better tip - especially for lace knitting. However, the brass reacts with my skin and creates a metallic smell which is somewhat off-putting. From reviews that I have read, along with talking to other knitters, it appears that not everyone experiences this issue.
I absolutely love this yarn. It is so incredibly buttery soft that it's hard to put down!! The color I ordered (aquamarine) is multifaceted - it is dispersed with blues and blue/green and is just gorgeous.
As the other reviewer noted, it does split at times - but not too much. The buttery softness and beautiful color definitely outweighs that tiny negative!