What's the latest thinking on using the side of the pick (the round part) as opposed to the pointed part? I've heard Bireli played like that, but I dont know for sure. I've been experimenting with it and I like it. It's a bit quieter, with a slightly warmer tone. And I seem to have a little more control, or at least it feels that way to me. Maybe because my fingers on my right hand are more involved?
It leaves a black mark on the nail of my right index finger, which doesnt bother me. I'm using Dunlop Gator Grips, 1.5mm.