I only have Michaels, Hobby Lobby, JoAnn's Fabrics & Walmart to shop in locally. We don't have a yarn store closer than 100 miles & it's hard for me to get there.
The only set I've seen is Boye & they're sealed shut. They seem to have a reputation for coming apart so I'm not sure about them. I also think their needles are too short for me.
I've used Boye regular circular in the past & I guess they were OK.
I've used acrylic straight needles & they worked well for me.
Right now I'm knitting a Library Capelet using a 96% poly yarn in a multi tone by Epais, using Acrylic circular needles by Yarn Bee & sold at Hobby Lobby.
I can buy Clover Bamboo needles so I guess I could give one a try to see if I like the feel.
Thanks for your imput. The acrylic needle I'm using right now is very comfortable so maybe the Denise needles would be my best bet. But except for the price I'm really drawn to the KA bamboo set. It's hard to order them sight unseen or felt.