knitwit628, you are not the only one, count me in as loving bamboo!
In the beginning I bought a aluminum pair and they were so slippery I could not imagine learning how to knit with them. Then I bought a bamboo pair and have been hooked since. I have been knitting washcloths out of cotton with them and they are plenty slippery after the 2nd or 3rd row. I have never had to wax them either. I think I am one of the few on this board that is not wanting to buy the Options or Addi's.
How many rows have you knit so far, like I said, for me it does get quite a bit easier after a few rows.