At first they felt kind of funny in my hand and I wasn't sure about that spring loaded part, but I quickly got used to it. Plus I love how the blades are really thin (and sharp)...they make fussy cutting a dream!
Just wanted to make sure I let those with arthritis know these are the best scissors for you to use. My mother is also a crafter mostly with decorations and weddings. She used my scissors once and I had to purchase a pair for her. She replied, "I'm so use to putting my fingers through a hole, but these just glide so easily when I cut!" May I add they are super sharp!