I started a sock on two needles AGES ago (before I learned of the wonders of DPN's). I only JUST decided to pick it up and finish it since I've finally finished the baby blanket I was working on.
Only I was working on it with bamboo needles and I just could NOT get into it. So I thought "hmm... maybe if I switch it to my metal circulars, it will be easier (ie the stitches will slide along the needles easier). Lo and behold!! Suddenly, I've finished a good 6 rows no problems.
Turns out I'm not really fond of wooden or bamboo needles at all. I'm not really fond of straight needles, either. Hah! Go figure! LOL I've turned into a needle snob (now if only they'd start selling good brands over here).
Do you have a needle preference??