sigh... this must be my day for making posts which I'm *sure* are going to get me flamed... having said that, here I go:
I'm starting to come to the conclusion that the REAL worth of any hand isn't how likely it is to win, but how likely it is that you can convince someone else to shove all their money in against your monster when your hand *does* hit. In other words, yes aces are powerful preflop, and more likely to win a pot, but does that necessarily make them the best moneymakers? My answer is starting to change to a resounding 'no'!
Remember that any hand can conceivably win a pot, and even 7-2 off-suit is likely to win the hand once in seven times. But the REAL value of playing 7-2 isn't in its likelihood of winning-we all know that's a long shot at best. The value is that when your 7-2 suddenly turns into a monster with trip sevens, trip ducks, or the unimaginable sevens-full-of-deuces-boat, your enemy WILL NOT SEE IT COMING.