Friend of mine tried out for a band and they said he sounded good, but him using a pick just didn't "look good!" I've heard this a lot over the years. I can understand people not liking the sound of a pick, but the look of it??? He tried to play fingerstyle, but he's got the whole ex-guitarist turned bassist syndrome. I also have a friend who's really good who got turned down by a local punk band because he wouldn't use a pick!!! "If you don't use a pick and play all downstrokes, then you're not made for punk rock!!"