Picking tools is a very personal matter. Tastes differ so much from one person to another. Whether you are picking knitting needles, crochet hooks or other crafty tools take time to consider your options.
The Knit Café carries a variety of knitting needles to please a diversity of knitters. In general, new knitters and loose knitters will prefer wooden and bamboo needles; tight knitters will prefer metal but not always. Needle points differ from blunt to sharp and then there is always straight, circular or double pointed to chose from. What's a knitter to do? The answer is experiment, try different brands and different types till you find the needles that suit you.