I've always liked really rigid picks, and gitapik is right: the "lite" from V-Pick has virtually no flex, so it's perfect for me. I usually use the Emerald Small Point Lite, because I like smaller picks with three points. Colors don't matter to me, but the clear ones are easier to lose on the floor so I bought several emerald colored ones when they were on sale. They wear almost negligibly, though I don't thrash hard very much. I was near Knoxville last year so I dropped by Blue Chip and bought the smallest triangular pick they had at the time (they had a small discount for local purchasers in-shop). I rarely use it. Not sure why, but it doesn't give me the same accuracy as the V-Pick Small Lite which is pointier. At least on electric (Tele and L6-S) that's true. When I'm playing my Martin acoustic I will sometimes use a thicker V-Pick. It just seems to have more mass to drive the strings, though that's probably all just in my head. Another pick I used to use exclusively (so much so that I have several bags around) and which is worth mentioning because it's not in the "wow that's a forkin' lot for a pick!" price category is the Pos-A-Grip from Pickboy. Very rigid, too, with holes to keep in hand, and a nice low-friction playing surface (at least in the Ultrem and polycarbonate versions). I still use them occasionally although they're more the teardrop shape than the triangular I like now, but the picking end is pretty pointy. They kind of disappeared for a while but you can still find them and many other cool Pickboy picks (including exotic things like ceramic, horn, etc.) at osiamo.com. I don't like the celluloid or metacarbonate Pos-A-Grips, but really loved the ridigity of the 1mm polycarbonate and Ultrem picks here:http://www.osiamo.com/osiamohome/posagrip Sorry that ended up sounding like an advertisement for a pick I don't use much anymore, but they are reasonably priced (under a US dollar a pick) and I remember when I didn't want to spend outrageous money for a pick, so I figure someone else may be interested.