My vote is for the Options. I've tried almost every needle there is, and these really are superior. I took forever to buy them - long enough that they came out with a wooden version. I'll get to those at some point -- but I LOVE my Options. They're the best of all possible worlds. Fast, great join, smooth, and pointy.
I don't like ANY metal needles with Cotton or cotton blend yarns, so I'll likely still get the wood version at some point. Plus I like the new case they came out with a little better anyway. :shifty:
I always hated the Denise needles. They get a nod because they were my first interchangeable set, but I never loved them. I ultimately gave them away. The join always bothered me, and the needles were super sticky feeling. It was almost like they were coated with adhesive at times. Blech.