I took the plunge and went for a couple of Blue Chip picks (Jazz50 and STP50) and they really are all that. Literally "keepers" because you really don't want to lose a $35 pick. The fact that they're so durable, sound great, and don't slip is very, very cool. I know that there are a lot of people who don't understand spending that kind of money on a pick (I've been using the Dunlop Black Jazz III and have to admit that I didn't get it, either), I've gotta say that I really dig these picks. Now: on the other end of the spectrum is the Timber Tone Lignum Vitae pick. It is perfect on a Strat if you're looking for some grit. Fantastic for blues work and rock where you want that scrape and extra bite. I used to use one before landing on the Jazz III. Last night I was using the Blue Chip and decided to revisit the Timber Tone and A/B them. It's a totally different pick...and I love it.