I know it sounds maybe strange, but the following is really true.
After you mannaged to get a good read on the people at your table, it is not (the most) importent which hand you have. You need to know of the players will call a big raise or not. If they are tight, you have to let your bet go and try again later. And if they are loose, you can often get some sweet chips from them.
I would say even with 6 max player table you can do well with your normal ranges. Sometimes I even play 27, I just need to know or the players will fold or not, that will take some practice and will work when you master it (I DON'T master it eather) very often.