I sent my "input" to KnitPicks a few days ago.
I asked them to think about creating Harmony OPTIONS in natural wood tones, either solid or swirled, as an addition to the Rainbow Swirl Harmonys. I explained my reasons...about the Rainbow Swirl being such a riot of color for my eye. It is really just one knitter's opinion.
Geogianna from Customer Service already responded to my email...and said she would pass my letter along to the Design Team! So, who know???
I also sent them that image of the Grafton circs that were $30. I asked them to please save me from these people!!
Besides that, the money...I am certain that the KP Harmonys will KNIT BETTER than Graftons, or any other brand of wood or bamboo needle.
I don't have a lot of experience with wood or bamboo. I have some Lantern Moons, some Crystal Palace and some Clovers. Sometimes a project needs wood!
Most of my knitting needs fast, slick, quick METALS...like Addis and Options.