As I continue to critique my progress, trying to pinpoint why the mistakes I make happen over and over, my pick use is now under scrutiny. Many times I am hitting the right notes, but the pick doesn't make contact with the string. I have now been trying to hold it such that more of the pick is extended out, but that's not always comfortable, I don't have as much control. I am also wondering if it's a matter of the pick wearing down and the tip rounding off, so it doesn't hit the strings exactly each time. Which brings me to my questions, do you typically toss one out once it shows signs of wearing down a bit, or just wait until you inevitably lose it and grab a fresh one?