You'll have some knitters who turn their noses up at them and others who love them-it's the same with anything and there's nothing wrong with that, I just thought I'd chronicle my adventures with the new one I just got for Christmas.
I actually like it. When I want to do something mindless in front of the tv it's perfect-wrap and work off the loops. The only thing you have to watch out for is skipping pegs in your trip around working them off.
With my imagination, I'm sure I can come up with a lot of things other people didn't think you could do on one of these things and that's why I created this blog-to talk about my efforts, both good and bad.
Right now I'm simply trying it out by using some JoAnn's Rainbow Boucle and the big yellow knitter. I'm knitting back and forth instead of around and around and it should create a nice, lacy wrap. For something more substantial I would recomment using two strands together to avoid the lacy look but if you want a nice lacy look without skipping pegs then one strand of worsted should do that.
Anyway, pics and other blogging about this will come later, after I've had a chance to work with it a little more since I've only been using it for maybe an hour.