Actually, it’s the exact opposite. My pick depth is so tiny I’m more likely to completely miss the string if anything. On the wound strings in particular, I end up just scraping the top of the string with my pick (which sounds horrible) instead of actually picking it if I’m not paying attention.
The tension of the string impacts how much force is applied to your hand, and I’m unable to predict it and reliably counteract it when the tension changes.
Also I’m using the JP style Jazz III pick. Edge picking has never helped me much, but I probably angle it about 15-20 degrees. Much further than that makes the string feel like a round speed bump.
I think elbow and wrist-forearm are more resilient against the “normal force” deflection that the pick experiences as it displaces the string.
Yeah I definitely agree with that.