I agree. I don't play AK very aggressive. I'll call a raise...and maybe a moderate reraise. But I try very hard not to get all my chips in the middle w/ AK preflop unless I'm short stacked late in a tourney. I'd say most of the time the flop misses me and I have to lay down to the post flop bet.
Example: AK in early I'll raise to about 4-5X blind. If I'm in MP, I'll raise same amount or call a raise of about 1/4-1/3 of my stack. If in late, and there is a raise and a reraise in front of me, if it's still about 1/3 of my stakc, I'll call. If it's 1/2 or more, then I won't...if I put that much in, I'll feel compelled to get all my chips in no matter what flop brings. So flop brings 2/7/10 rainbow. Now what? If you are early and you bet, then I might lead out with a 1/3-1/2 pot size bet. If I am called and/or reraised, I am done with the hand. If I am in MP or LP, and there is a big bet in front of me, I'm laying my hand down. Why? If someone raise preflop, then bet out a large bet with that flop, I'm more than likely going to put them on a set (med pair preflop). Now, this is online - live, there are other variables like tells
and just observation to go on. Now, a small bet I may take as a feeler bet and it might give me the pot odds
I need to chase thinking maybe an A or K is all I need to pull the hand out.
Either way, under no pressure from chip stack, etc...I wouldn't push or call a push w/ AK early on. Again, certain situations would warrant it (short stack, late in tourney, or a loose aggressive type that has been buying pots left and right).