Yes, AJ, AT, KJ, and even hands like A9 and KT have an equity edge here pf. the question is, whether or not we want to push that edge pf. If we do, our postflop edge will be minimized, and we will be complementing our opponents natural tendencies.Plus, unlike the flop to turn situaiton, our equity changes drastically from pf to the flop. Pushing small edges pf OOP with no other benefits, is not always the best way to maximize your winnings. IF our opponents are loose, and call too much, then they're mistakes are magnified when we keep the pot small.
I see what you are saying, however:Say we have AJ and we dont raise and the flop comes A 6 2 rainbow. If we bet out we wont get called unless someone else has an ace, and we miss out on really punishing our opponents loose tendencies.Say we have KJ, flop comes J 7 4 rainbow- we will get called down by a 7 and even perhaps a 4 if we raise preflop, for 2 reasons- the pot is large, so our opponents naturally tend to chase more, and they may put us on a hand like Aq or AK and figure their hand is good- this i have seen alot.My general style is just to bash up on my opponents as often as i can when m playing 6 max (which happens to be jsut about all the time).Hands like 5 6 o/s (yes, isee players limp with tis bs on the button all the time) just dont connect with the flop very often, so i want to punish them while i can, that is while they are still in the hand preflop.Screech, i hear what you are saying, and i have no doubt you are a winning player because of it, i just think you could win more by being more aggressive.