One of the things that helped me out a lot on getting my cuffs right was to learn and use the Old Norwegian cast on method. It's GREAT!
Amy has a video on it and I first read about it in Ann Budd's book, "Getting Started Knitting Socks".
It's well worth learning the "finger gymnastics" and very easy to do once you get the hang of it. I haven't had a problem cuff since.
Hope this helps and happy knitting!