I got one last year, but never really used it. I began using it today on the acoustic. I decided to start simple. Down strokes only, moving from the low E string to the high E string and back. When going back down, I got it got caught on a string a couple times, on the part that hooks around the thumb. I'd like to get comfortable with down strokes before I go on to alternating up and down strokes. Once (if) I get comfortable with that, I will add a finger pick. That's way I have to do it, incremental.