When I started knitting socks I experimented with various techniques to find out which worked best for me.
As it turns out, all the ones I've tried are useful depending on what I'm knitting.
Doing one sock at a time I first used dpn's. When I got used to them and stopped being afraid they'd slip out of the stitches if I made a wrong move, I got really comfortable with them.
Then I tried Magic Loop but my first attempt wasn't very happy because I was working with circs that had a stiff cord. Later, when I got my Knit Picks Options with their lovely flexible cord I liked Magic Loop much better. And it's so useful on other non-sock projects.
When I worked two socks at a time I used two circs. I found it a little bit awkward most of the way through, but once I got familiar with it that improved. Although I wouldn't list it as a favorite way to make two at a time socks, I'm glad I learned it and will probably use it again.
The one method I haven't gotten to seriously try yet is two at a time on one long circ. I have Melissa Morgan-Oaks book on it and am looking forward to trying it out. I tried to use that method on my first attempt to do socks but it didn't work out too well since I didn't know anything about knitting socks! :roflhard: It was a mess! But now that I've knitted some I think I can tackle it with greater success!
Overall, it was a great experience learning the different methods. I now have them in my knitting repertoire and can use whichever is most appropriate or the one that appeals to me at the time!
Like me, you may never choose a "favorite" method. And that's OK because if you try them all you'll have fun learning and lots of new knitting ammunition!