I have the Options set and have had a few problems with it... The cables do tend to come apart. I am a tight knitter, but I'm careful with the cables. Even moreso now that I have had SEVERAL come apart. I did contact Knitpicks and they sent replacements, but now some of the replacements have failed... I have glued quite a few of them... I almost feel guilty asking them to replace more of the cables... The set I have is about 2 yrs old now. Under gentle use (and I am soooo gentle now that I've pulled the cables out while knitting a few times), how long SHOULD the cables last?
I also have one set of tips where one of the needles ALWAYS unscrews itself as I am knitting, even when I repeatedly tighten it with the key or a jar gripper. I need to get a new set of tips and throw those away.
I actually pulled apart another cable last night (on a lace project with no lifeline, ARGH!). I was being very gentle with it. I don't have a lot of experience with other needles, but I think the Knitpicks cables leave something to be desired.
I'd really like to try out the Addi Turbo set if I hadn't already bought the Options. Maybe they don't have the same problems with the cables, and it would be nice to not need a tool for the tips...