I dislike working with SS, but the things I have made turned out lovely enough that I'll probably use it again. I use fairly dull needles and haven't had a problem with splitting. Worked a shawl on size 10 needles, pics in the Shawlalong thread, and the pecan pie beret from the last knitty on size 3 needles. I double stranded the main color for the beret and still didn't have trouble with splitting. I think I'm a relatively slow knitter, though, which may make a difference.
WIP: Seat of Pants Arm Warmers
FO: Garden Paths Shawl, Rainy Day Scarf, MSCS