re: Poker & How often to play pocket Suited and Unsuited Connected Cards
There are more dangers to these hand than just the bad kicker. Lets say you hit your flush draw on the flop, commit some more cash only to make the flush on the river, and then be put all in. You don't have the nuts, what do you do?
I think suited connectors should be played very carefully, and it all depends on position and the table. I don't really like limping with these hands either, I would much rather be in position and raise, then limp. A bad flop for you in reality, can look like a good flop if an Ace comes off and you bet. If you are in position and the other caller does hit, he will probably check the flop to you anyway, and you'll get at least one free card if you do think he hit and don't want to bet.
A lot of people make mistakes with these hands and call for implied odds
forgetting that they don't have the nuts. Don't go crazy calling for pot odds
because you will be murdered by a suited Ax.