I started using metal picks on electric guitars back in the '70s. (A US quarter ground into a teardrop shape with beveled edges.) Switched to stiff Dunlop stainless steel picks about 50 years ago. I grind the shape into a bit more of a teardrop shape with a more rounded point and corners. I've always dialed out any unnecessary brightness at the amp. Yes, they wear down wound strings a little bit faster than plastic, but to me it's worth it for the sound. And I've never had a pick break a string.