I had this argument before with a mate. He used to open suited ace. He saw it as important for range balancing. I used to fold A2-7 utg.
Im guessing why you say play a2-5 and not a6-8 but i think its daft. How often are you flopping the 2/3 nut straight realistically.
You flop a straight with A2-A5 more often than A6-A9
lol yeah. But doesnt hands like this exemplify the issues with these type of hands. Tbf at least you managed to flop top 2 not top and bottom.
My point is there is no blanks on the turn oop with a2-5 that dont improve our hand. Equally its impossible to flop the nut straight (thats nit picking) surely a6-9>a2-5 in the majority of spots as our kickers/2purs are less vulnerable.