It takes a while to get used to them. I couldn't knit single stranded lace at all, or even double stranded at first. Then I started using laceweight with a fingering weight, then lace doubled, which is the same as fingering. I do prefer using lace doubled, though I might try one of the thicker ones, and usually like fingering or sport weight for lace knitting. You don't have to use teeny tiny needles with the thinner yarn either, unless you're doing socks. Lace patterns use needles much larger than you'd knit the same yarn for sweaters. I use a 10 or even larger with the fingering.