The Needlemaster set is actually made by Boye.
But since we're on the topic of Susan Bates I have as set of Quicksilvers and find the cord stiff and that even after boiling I don't like how coiled it is. The needle part itself is fine but the join is not as smooth as I'd like. I'm knitting a sock on two size two 16" Quicksilvers and it is a pain switching between needles because of the join.
Thanks for the other Susan Bates recommendations. I ordered some Addi Turbos and Bryspuns and I'll let you know how they are. (Though I've heard so many great things about the Addis I expect they will be fantastic.)
The cords and the joins are so important I am finding.
Edit - if you are going to go out and buy a bunch of 16" needles it would be very economical to get the Denise set. They are fantastic! The sizes included range from 5-15 however the size 5 is the same size as the cord so I don't find it as comfy as the rest.