Well, DPNS really aren't so bad once you get the hang of them. And the really are easier to deal with than two sets of circ with wires and needles hanging everywhere (sorry to all who love that method
). Besides if this is going to be a hobby, and you want to learn new techniques, new needles will be required
Also, I have just about finished my first hat, the shedir, and I believe that I can knit anything now! It has been a good project!