I personally don't like to get involved with speculative hands. They tend to get me in trouble when I catch a piece of the flop and am reluctant to fold or pick up a draw that I feel obligated to chase. I know a lot of players out there love suited connectors because they have a chance of flopping either a straight draw or flush draw or both. Others are willing to get involved with any two suited cards. The truth is that being suited only improves the strength of your starting hand by two or three percent. To me that's not enough to justify wasting my chips in hopes of hitting bingo on the flop.
Of course we know how many players are reluctant to fold any ace at all. But when they see a suited ace, they immediately see the possibility of hitting the nut flush. Let's say you do flop two cards that match your suit, and pick up a flush draw. With two cards to come, you have a one in three chance of completing your flush, which doesn't seem that bad. It's actually 35%. Which means that there is a 65% that you will lose the hand if you are behind on the flop. That means that two out three times that you chase your flush draw, you will lose. Those odds drop to 20% on the turn. That means that eight out of ten times you will fail to hit your flush on the river.
Of course pot odds are important in deciding whether or not to chase your flush draw, or at least they should be. I won't even bother getting into that because the simple fact is that the majority of online players are ignorant of, or just choose to ignore pot odds. In fact many players will shove all-in on the flop with a flush draw. A lot will call the flop with only one card matching their suit on the board in hopes of picking up a flush draw on the turn, at witch time they will be willing to call off or shove their stacks in on a draw even though there is an 80% chance that they will lose.
It's not like people don't hit. I've flopped two pair and even sets, only to have someone shove all-in on me with a flush draw and hit. I've also seen players shove 50xBB into a 15xBB pot with a flush draw. As many times as I've seen it done, it still amazes me that people will throw away their stacks on a draw that way, without any regard for pot odds. All they know is that they have nine outs. But that's if no cards of that suit have been dealt to other players or burned. And I'm talking about no limit. When we start talking about fixed limit, I really don't see any way to get someone off a flush draw. Let's say that they would ever consider the possibility of laying down a flush draw, you simply can't bet enough for them not to be getting the proper odds to call. This is why I never play fixed limit hold'em.
The way I see it, my range is my range. I play the hands that fall into my range and if they just happen to be suited, then I consider that a bonus. If I'm getting the right price (good pot odds), then I'm perfectly willing to chase that draw. As for calling off my entire stack or shoving all-in with a flush draw, I think that's a donkey move. A donkey will call or shove and then point out that they had outs. Really good players are looking to get their chips in when they think they are ahead. They're not looking to get them in on a draw.