lucky for me my neighbour has wep so ive never tried cracking wpa. although a friend of mine has, and he told me bruteforcing is the easiest. He told me it is much harder then wep although there were 7 people on the network he was cracking which made it alot easier.
I am interesting in learning how to crack wpa as i imagine one day it could come in handy so if anyone has any easier ways i would be interested
Because WPA doesn't require the key to be in hex or of a very specific length many people make their key plain text.
Having a good dictionary is key and can save you hours.
Actually WPA can be a lot easier than WEP in some ways. Thanks to deauth attacks apparently you only need to knock a current user off the network and save the traffic that occurs when they reconnect. You can attack that traffic at your leisure with a dictionary, not needing to stay at the scene and sniff packets.
I've never tried this though.