Originally Posted by RustyBrooks
I question whether you can really "know from the flop texture" whether to stay in a hand in holdem, but even if that assertion is true, there's not a simple analogue in stud.
I sort of disagree with this. I'd consider 5th street to be a fairly close analogue. Assuming bets have gone into the pot, and you call the big bet (or bet yourself) on 5th, the pot is likely to be so large compared to bets on the next streets that it would relatively rarely make sense to fold. As Zee/Sklansky say in the Advanced Stud book, the decision on fifth is "a close second in importance" to the decision on 3rd - i.e. your decision to even play at all.
And I'd recommend, before reading the Advanced Stud book, the Chip Reese chapter on Stud in SuperSystem, which is the one chapter in that book which I think has aged very well.