maybe i am just really confused but i fail completely to understand the point of this thread....if i understand the sequence correctly, it is
a.) shortstack'er (the villian) , either sits down initially for his first deal or returns from presumably a bathroom break where he just finished reading Harrington on Cash game on the pottie and post out of turn in the CO position,
b.) hole cards get dealt out, one limper limps in from early to middle position, it is folded around to the villian, who diligently checks figuring his CO position is good enough to play the "AQ" profitable without any need to get hostile preflop, afterall he figures the early limper could easily have "AQ" crushed and would just love a raise, hence he checks his options and waits,
c.) our HERO (who is cursed by the gods to have to suffer a shortstack'er at his cash table) applies that wonderful "imagination" that is so apparent in the play of the weakie, decides that it makes little sense to take a cheapie flop with the 76s, a hand perfectly fitted to post-flop play. where dreams flops like the A 7 6 would absolutely bust any AQ or AK or even Ax at the low limits, while the A Q 7 flop would never bust a strong (versus weakie) player holding the 76ss unless of course the 76 ss ==> matches AQ ss, i.e. one pair with a flush and possible 2-pair draw...
but ohhhhhhh nooooooooo it is best to pot preflop with the 76ss because the idea is to steal the extremely puny 10cent plus 25cents times 3 (BB plus 2 limpers) thats out there for a whooping grand total profit of 85 cents or thereabouts...yeah thats why we play 76ss, just to win 85 cents in a 2500 cents NL game (assuming every one is sufficiently stacked)...yeah ok that is the point of 76 for sure
d.) Conclusion, I honestly believe that a well trained monkey would play your bankroll better...