I have been noticing different styles of play lately and I while I think they each can have their own merrits I prefer one type myself.
These are the guys who do not even bother figuring out what the opponent has. They could care less. They assign a likely value to their hand being ahead of a typical hand for a guy with a VP$IP of X and a post flop aggression of Y and go with it. If they are wrong well wait for the next hand.
These guys are the pseudo-bots. The guys who play 19 tables at once and wait until they hit the nuts. They will never push in with less than the nuts. They will never try to outplay you. All they do is multi-table and in that brief fifteen second flash they check if they have flopped a boat or not and push or fold.
The Nut Jobs are easy to spot. They are the guys getting into every hand. Raising every hand. Just trying to bluff people off of every single hand. They wrongly assume that aggression alone will win the day. Once they get stacked two or three times they usually slink off and go home. Everyone at the table sheds a tear.
These are the guys who actually pay attention. They look at each opponent as a unique individual and narrow down the hands that person would play and how they would play each situation. These guys can tell you what your cards are before you turn them over. Normally they are dead on. It can be down right scary.
I think many types of players can succeed in this game. Different styles work because most people suck really bad at poker. I know which style I am trying to be which style do you want to be?