I've been working through Gypsy Picking and videos, and I've noticed almost everyone fingers a diminished run (the variety frequently played over dominants) with the first and third finger. I can finger it this way, but naturally use my pinky (even though I have pretty big fingers). I've unlearned some other fingerings as they were constricting in connecting phrases, but I can't see that being a problem here. What are your opinions? Is there a risk of pinky injury when stretching it out?
I don't know whether I'll ever be an excellent player if I keep practicing, but I'm absolutely sure I won't be if I stop.