Its a slow process, but it seems to me that It sounds better all around. Its just sooooooo damm awkward right now that its driving me nuts. Before when I would do alternate picking, when going from one string to the next I would either just do a downstroke if I was accending to the higher strings and do a upstoke to the next string if I was doing a decending lick. If that makes sense But it seems to me when I do it right, my playing is a lot smoother sounding and it doesn't have that choppy phrasing like Jimmy Page. I started doing this because I am taking lessons from a well known studio player, who also teaches at M.I, and was explaining to him that my right hand, especially my thumb gets real fatigued when picking, and he told me that what I am doing is actually harder and causes a lot of strain on your hand. He seems to be right, because the more I do strict alternatate picking the less my hand hurts. I am also experimenting with circle picking, and that makes a world of differance with playing fast clean passages. Now I know how Eric Johnson does it. Anyway don't mean to ramble on, but just curious if others out there have had to switch there technique around after years of playing another way. Its really like having to learn to walk again.