I did my first pair of socks on dpns and did not enjoy it at all. It was actually a couple of years before I made another attempt and the second time I decided to try the 2 circ method. Boy, what a difference! I actually enjoyed it and the socks looked great. There is a pretty good photo tutorial on how to get started below:
You can use this method in place of any method that calls for dpns. I don't know whether you are making socks or something else but the book Sensational Knitted Socks gives directions for doing all the patterns with 2 circs in addition to dpns.