My friendly locksmith showed me one of the very large padlocks by Abloy that had been cut with an angle grinder. The boron shackle made no difference at all, even though its diameter was probably 3/8". As always, destructive entry ignores the cylinder's pick-resistance.
Where pick resistance is important is when the entry must remain covert. If someone (a professional) has the Abloy pick that is out there, is highly practised, and has time he will get through the Classic and no one will be the wiser. Impressioning an Abloy is also possible and covert.
What does this mean for the average person? Unless you have a basement full of gold or a Rembrandt, the Classic will serve you well. The neighbourhood kids may know how to bump a pin tumbler but I doubt if they spent $150 to buy a dedicated Abloy pick. On the other hand, unless you can get a Classic very cheap, buy the Protec 2 because it really is pick proof at this point and you might as well get the best.