Well, I don't use a pick. The polywebs used to "shed" hair like fibers, even with fingerstyle. I've had no such problems with nanowebs. It's pretty concerning that elixir is taking the 'hands-off' approach to the OP's problem. Nanowebs are not supposed to peel/fray/shed/etc, with fingerstyle playing. I can't believe they'd leave a customer hanging like that.