I really like the Boye set, and I thought I would hate it. I was going to get a bamboo interchangable...but there isn't a pair with as many needles as the boye or denises (that I could find anyhow).
Really, just buy from a place where you can knit with them for a bit and bring them back if you don't like it.
(Oh, and if you buy the Boye set use a Michael's or JoAnn's coupon to get it. dh got mine for 40% off...so about 50.00. SWEET! )
A caveat though...even though I have every needle known to man, I still bought a pair of Addi's in the size I needed to do a huge project that I will be nitting on for a while. Oh Addi...when will you make a set? :(
No, I am not ashamed that I have a major crush on a man who dressed in tights and made faces for most of the 80's, and now plays a crippled drug addicted doctor...and is almost the same age as my father.