After doing a lot more research and sometimes even stumbling across answers for this while looking up other topics, I found a few good reasons why someone would use a suit aware system. I had way better results found when looking up the more well-known Red Seven counting system rather than the KISS II and KISS III methods which are not as commonly known as ...
The answer is almost certainly no. Card counting is used primarily to determine how much to bet - a standard strategy might look like:
-1 or smaller: find a better table
-1 to +1: bet table minimum (still in casino's favor but worth waiting around)
+1 or higher: start betting big (the game has tilted in your favor)
Now I haven't run the simulations, but my ...
The short answer to your question is YES. This is the whole reason for counting, to understand how to change your bets and strategy to account for the count and to take advantage of the change in the odds.
This is also how casino's know that you're counting. Once they are deep into the deck, you start betting higher, which is a signal to them that you're ...
The big problem I see right off the bat is that just counting the two card hands wouldn't give you an understanding of the cards left in the shoe, it would be too imprecise:
Here's the 2 card hands you could (ever) possibly stand on:
12 (vs some dealer up cards)
13 (vs some dealer up cards)
14 (vs some dealer up cards)
15 (vs some dealer up cards)
16 (vs ...
The disadvantage of your system is that it is imprecise, as discussed below; the advantage is that it is a "nonstandard" method of card counting, and you may get less "heat" from the casino. But I think you're onto something here.
First, there are 20 10- and 11- valued cards (counting aces) in the deck, and 32 other cards, in a ratio of nearly 2 to 3.
The above rules are good, but there are a couple of things you can do to improve your odds.
With a total of hard 16, against a dealer's T, it is very close whether you should stand or hit. You should hit if the count is at all negative, because you will make a winning hand often enough to compensate for the times that both you and dealer would have busted.