re: Poker & $10 NLHE 6-max: Am I ever good here?
Depends on read of villain.
If villain is very aggro you may have to just call, call, call (you can't just keep folding tptk on the flop vs maniac or hyper LAG.
Against most other players you should just bet/fold flop.
The big mistake i see here is that you called flop and then folded later on when turn and river bricked off. You have to think a couple streets ahead. It sucks to put money in on flop and turn then not even make it to show down. As played though, fold river.
If the villain is aggro enough for you to call OTF then you should call down. If you don't feel like you can call down vs this villain profitably on bricked turn and river then you should lay it down on the flop. If your opponent is good enough for you to need to worry about balance and what not ("needing" to peel a certain % of c/r's and call a certain % of turns, etc..at this level then just change tables honestly).