I meant to respond to this ages ago, sorry about that haha. So yeah, after almost a month, the pick has worn down more but it still plays just as good for me. I definitely can't see it lasting the "year+" they claim, but again, I'm playing death metal and I'm quite aggressive with my picking. My Gravity picks have lasted the longest with very minimal wear from the 2 months of use compared to the heavy wearing of the Chicken Pick. It is quite brittle, I agree. I'd like to try Winspear picks out, how are they? The bone/horn jazz 3 shape is out of stock right now though.