Recently, I have been studying up about strings so I can find a string that is best suited for me, rather than simply choosing between medium gauge stainless rounds to nickel rounds to flats. I have heard that a chrome coating gives strings a smoother-than-normal sound and based on my knowledge of chrome, it would make the strings last a very long time and they would have the shine of stainless strings. So is this all? I mean did I actually hit the mark? There has got to be at least a little more. Thanks.