I'm a bit of a pick nerd, I'll be honest. While I'm normally quite skeptical of the various "tone myths" and "corksniffing" that we guitarists tend to partake of, when it comes to picks I am extremely discerning.
I've used a wide variety of shapes, sizes, materials, have tried a number of picks that cost over £8 each, and have even attempted to make my own out of milk (seriously, look it up). I can tell the difference each kind of pick has on my sound, and so I am very "picky" about picks.
These Ibanez Steve Vai picks don't appeal to my pickiness: they're not my favourite shape, they're slightly more flexible than I normally like, and they're not made of the material I prefer. However, for reasons which remain unintelligible to me, I love these picks. They last a long time, they sound good, they look good, they feel good.
I bought this set to replace one I've had kicking around since 2004, which I picked up the other day and came to the realization that it is probably my favourite.
I don't think you can go wrong with these picks. Even if, like me, you would normally turn your nose up at this kind of plectrum, I suggest you try them.
If you're a Steve Vai fan, then that's just the icing on the cake.