The way I figure it, the only reason to play VP is to get that elusive royal flush. If I'm going to throw a couple hundred in a machine and grind it out till its gone OR I hit the royal, why not play every hand for the royal. Dealt a bunch of crap plus a 10 card? Hold the 10. Dealt two 2s? Throw them away and keep the random fave or ace. Sure I'll ruin faster BUT will that be offset by having more chances at the royal?