I have been knitting with metal needles mainly most of my knitting career (career, ha ha), with some plastic showing up the past couple of years as well as a set of bamboo needles I bought back in school. Late summer I bought wooden needles in different variations and it is a different experience altogether. Which is better is hard to say, but overall it is more comfy on my hands with wooden needles. However I like the tapered ends of my old metal pins better; they have a longer slimmer point which is easier to handle. Not all metal needles has that of course, so it is a matter of manufacturer more than material. And luckily for me, the knitpro needles also has that tip - in a slick beautiful wood finish.
I will soon write about something else than knitting. Promise.