Never have like woods/driver for pitch and run for the hotness of the face reasons stated above. I don't like to use my hybrid for the same reason, though admittedly it's not as hot as my 3w or driver.
But then again, I've never been a huge fan of the pitch and run with a lower lofted club shot generally. For me it feels like adding an extra variable (controlling run out) with a smaller zone of quality of contact and swing speed at impact that leaves me on the green. If I hit a stock medium trajectory pitch with my 54˚ or 60˚, there's a relatively very large zone of contact quality and impact swing speed that at least leaves me on the green. Even if I'm aiming for hop and stop and don't get the cleanest contact and don't get as much spin as I was hoping, I'll just be 15-20 feet past the hole rather than maybe off the green! Plus I don't then have to worry about weird hops before the green or calculating exactly how much break I'll get while the ball is still hopping, but not yet totally rolling.
With an 8i or 6i I don't feel like I have the safety zone of things working out alright if I connect a little too well or connect with 10% too much swing speed. I'd much rather have a great shot give me a tap in, a decent shot give me a 10-20 footer for par, and a bad but not terrible shot probably still leave me with a lag putt. With a 6i playing a runner, I feel like a great shot gives me a tap in, a decent shot gives me a 10-40 footer, and a bad but not terrible shot leaves me almost surely off the green, where lots of the time I'm then realistically looking at double bogey, and at best hoping to get up and down for bogey.