situations matter, the hitter matters, how he is currently hitting matters, the pitcher matters, who they left to pitch matters...there is no right or wrong. I am not a big take pitch guy.
1,2,7,8,9 batters I am pretty good with taking a strike as a rule, however it isn't the standard.
3,4,5 and sometimes 6 depending on the lineup are there to swing the bat...not that they wouldn't ever get a take but it would be fairly rare if they are legitimate hitters swinging a solid bat.
in todays game of dead bats and pitchers pounding the zone taking lots of pitches is not a winning solution day in and day out IMO.