It's a little easier to use a worsted weight yarn for learning, but I can't imagine using wool-ease for everyday socks!
I've used Knitpicks Parade
for my first pair and now I have some Simple Stripes
BTW... Parade is discontinued I believe although they still have some left. I still find it too thick to wear with shoes myself and it's not super soft although washing did help. Don't know about the Simple Stripes yet.