This topic is beaten to death for online play obv and I might make a mistake by bringing it up here but I'm still kinda genuinely interested.
This is from another thread 2/5 Logic fail?
IMO your hand is too good in a limped pot to turn into a semi bluff vs a huge field when you have potential to stack anyone that flopped big if you catch on the turn or river.
Basically I see it as two different ways of making money in poker:
1. SD: Make a pretty strong hand and win at showdown vs inferior hand(s)
2. Non-SD: It's pretty hard to make a very strong hand at holdem so most often people have just some medium strength hands (one pair) and we can win money by making them fold those not very strong hands.
I think ThatOtherJeremy advocates taking SD route. But what I personally found that it's very hard for me to get paid. I think it's extremely rare for me that somebody put over 200BB in and I win at SD. I might be wrong but I think I'm loosing at SD and I'm making my money only at non-SD. So I always look for opportunities to make people fold first. Should I change my approach to the poker? What do you think?