Letsknit, I'm in the same boat as you. I am a fairly new knitter, and everytime I start a new project, I'm spending an extra $10+ just on needles. Yarn is expensive enough! So I have placed an order with Knit Picks and purchased a set of the Zephyr's. I don't have them yet, so I can't comment on how much I like them, but I've never knitted with really good quality needles (such as Addi's), so I'm sure I won't be disappointed. I also just figured out how to magic loop,
so I will no longer be using DPN's, which I dislike very much!
Good luck with the knitting!