I have the Options and really like them. I never tried any other set so cannot compare.
The draw backs I find to the Options are the same that Amy said. No short cable and difficult to organize the set. I know some people like all the little pockets and so forth but I had to put a lable on each one with the needle size. And I didn't really need/want all the varying pocket sizes.
On the plus side I think the price is right for the product. I did have one cable go bad and Knitpicks replaced it right away. In fact they sent two! The case fits nicely on my bookshelf with my knitting books. And when I knit with other needles I can really feel the difference. The Options are smooth and light weight and I think they make knitting faster and easier.
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