I agree with you about the #5, I have a Dumont steel set with the green coating for grip and once I get them in my hand it's hard to put them down until something inevitably pings away. I think the slimmer points of a #5 make them more springy (less stiff) and this is combined with the fact you have less contact surface area means the parts are then more likely to ping away than drop onto the work surface if you loose your grip. Like you, I am quite strict with myself and try my best to use them
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