In a strange way, suited connectors can be seen as what is at the heart of the game. They offer compelling opportunities for big hands, with backup. AA's only offer improvement in a few ways, SET, Quads, 2pair, boat. rarely a flush or straight.
SC's start with the flush, and straight possibilities, and include 2 pair, trips, and the occasional boat.
If we think that the average winning hand is about a pair and a half (??? totally an unbacked up guesstimate???) then the ordinal value of the pocket pair is the only place where the AA factor expresses itself, since the average winning hand is bigger than AA.
Then add in the muck it factor. Of all the hands you can get, the AA's are the ones few of us ever will let go.
Isolated HU AA vs SC's the stats show the ~80% win rate AA gets, but then HU the average winning hand is probably barely higher than a pair.
To me, this suggests the reasoning behind why most books tell you to get in there with SC's in any multi-way pot/flop you can. It also suggests why you probably want to raise bigger with AA than most of us probably do (on average). I know I'm still prone to smooth call with AA. You don't want a multi-way pot when holding AA.
So while the maths show that such and such a hand does x well against this or that hand, the reality is that that 'x', is purely math, and the actual results are human. Was I successful in hiding my flopped straight? or did I fail miserably? And in either case, can I duplicate that, or manipulate that , now known event, to my benefit?
Esoteric Poker thought by DJ.....