I have a set of straight needles, and many circular and dpns. Love how they knit - smooth and well joined. However, lately I have had several break. At first I returned them, but as they continued to break, I have had to switch brands. Company needs to take note.
On a whim I picked up the set of the Dreamz interchangeables at my local yarn store. I have knit with all brands over the last 20 years and wish I could trade them all in for Knitters Pride. The points are great, the cables are perfect for magic loop and the yarn glides nicely on them. I love the colors too. Now they are the first thing I look for when I check out a new yarn shop, but love knowing I can get them at JBW and they come really fast!
I have needles of every type, from cheap plastic and bamboo, to high-priced metal and interchangeables. But after buying a few of these they have become my favorites. They are smooth without being slick, and the different colors for different sizes help me distinguish sizes better.