Hi and welcome to CC yogi.
Regardless of my pocketcards I always pay to see the flop unless someone tripples whatever the big blind is (not often I play small tables (0.5 - 0.3 ). And if someone does bet big pre-flop I'll play it normal and determine if its worth it with my pocket cards. What do you guys think?
Limping in or flat calling a minraise is rarely a good idea since you seldom have the proper odds
to do it - with a few exeptions.
Usually it depends on stack sizes compared to the amount you put in when set mining with small and medium pocket pairs or limping stuff like suited connectors,
opponents tendencies, position and quite a bunch of other factors, too.
Always limping/cold calling minbets regardless of your holdings is a huge leak in my book and I'd be constantly searching for players like that at my tables.
Do you know the odds you have when someone "bets big" preflop depending on your holdings ?
Don't take this too hard: I doubt it.
Anyway - look around here and read on starting hand requirements here: http://www.cardschat.com/poker-strategy.php
Again welcome to CC - we'd be happy if we could improve your game