So here's the deal...after 35 years of mando playing, with every sort of pick you can imagine, I can't help but notice that when I move to a thinner (.73 to1.0) pick, I just PLAY better. I teach music for a living, and gig when I can, but don't get to woodshed as much as I'd like. I also note that I am heavy-handed, and will never find the motivation to change to a "Thile" style. I am a product of cheap sound systems in cow pastures, playing BG at festivals in the late 70s/early 80s, fighting SM57 mics, etc. I know the heavier picks sound "better" (or is that a relative term?), but I gain a playing edge by going a bit thinner. I guess my question is this-How many of you would settle for a somewhat softer pick if it meant that you could enjoy immediate increase in dexterity and cleanliness of play?