Originally Posted by PooffyFooffy
I may watch the cards fall and notice that, had I played the hand, I would have one, but I never regret folding the hand.
Unless of course I folded a decent pair and SP shows 85o that he shoved me off the hand with...
This is valid, imo.
The only reason for looking at your own folded cards (assuming that you've forgotten them, which is common for me when I multitable) is to compare your decision with the range of hands or plays that your opponent(s) shows up with
, not comparing them with what hand you would have made had you continued. In other words, if I raise a hand, it gets called behind, the big blind re-raises, I fold and the caller calls again, I put both players on a range of hands and after the hand I might want to review to see how my hand stood up against the other player's hands at the time that I made the fold decision and how their actual cards fit my range for them.
Or, maybe I fold behind a limper rather than raising, and no one bets the flop or turn. I might review my hand to see if it was worthy of raising the limper instead of just folding since he looks pretty passive and I could have taken the pot down preflop with a raise.
I might regret folding a hand, but not because of the cards that came later, but because I had an opportunity that I didn't realize or take advantage of earlier, like not knowing that an opponent is really awful and I should/could have taken advantage of that fact, but not because certain cards came out later.