Well, mish, you got your good debate going here.
I am still in the stage of play where if I would be sitting with AQ in LP, or the CO, where I would raise, I might limp here. Especially without a large stack. Large stack I would probably standard 3x here UTG if I thought anyone would respect me. But truthfully, UTG is a position I seldom play from, and as my game is in serious flux these days, I might do anything. Limp, min raise (a devious weapon used correctly), or standard raise. I haven't figured out larger than 3x bets yet, till it gets to the All In.
Since you mention that this is a ring game, and I have got worse at ring games as my tourney play advances, you all can disregard everything I have just mumbled............