KnitPicks OPTIONS are obviously the best choice soley based upon price. You just cannot beat the price. And they work wonderfully.
Addi CLICKS and Addi TURBOS are a higher quality of needle, plain and simple. In the Needle Wars, Addi has truly developed an interchangeable needle that's unsurpassed.
Ok, now let's get on with my own opinion, and WITHOUT "price" being a factor: I think every knitter should have both. There, I said it! For some projects, and some yarns...I'd be lost without Addis. For other projects, I couldn't work the pattern without OPTIONS!
The Addi CLICKS are as high quality as their TURBOS, however, the new blue cable cord on the Addi CLICKS is very pliable, just like KnitPicks purple cords are. Ah, we can thanks NEEDLE WARS for this improvement!
All Addi "set-circs" manufactured for the North American market will now have the new blue cable cord. For the time being, your LYS's will have some gold cords, and some blue cords, until the original gold cords are finally sold out.
I purchased the Addi CLICKS because I just have to have the blue cords when I need an Addi to help me to knit a particular project!
For instance, Maureen, I couldn't use a KnitPicks OPTIONS on our Sylvi coat AT ALL. Options split my Rowan Polar yarn like crazy! I used Addi TURBOS almost the entire time even though the original gold cord on my TURBOS was not as compliant as the KnitPicks purple cord. (I used the KP OPtions for my bobblesthough.)
I've thought about the Addi Lace circs, but I've heard such bad things about the gold finish smelling like copper pennies, becoming discolored, and etc. Ack. For now, when I need a pointy needle (such as on the Clasica Coatproject)...I use KP Options all the way!
Maureen, get yourself the set of Addi CLICKS while the $149 price is still available. It is the lowest price we will ever see for authentic Addi CLICKS. The price is due to go up with future shipments to your LYS.
You knit enough to warrant the Addi CLICKS! If you have the $149...go for it!