My good guitarist friend of mine, Zach, got me started on these picks when I first picked up guitar. Every other pick feels wrong in my hand compared to this pick. I am no professional guitarist, but I think I certainly benefited from using and learning with this pick.
Only Pic I'll use I have the Eric Johnson model but they are very articulate and stiff it's small and it goes where you want it to all you have to do is ask of it. Only other thing I use on my strings is my fingers either Beck style or Knopfler Style