Consider the following position:
Often times after castling kingside I will recapture a piece on g3 for white/g6 for black away from the center. I will always capture with the f-pawn.
My logic is that I get the open f-pawn. I also am scared of a queen/rook battery along the h-file that could checkmate me.
I do realize that many people recapture w/ the h-pawn.
Am I doing something wrong, if so, can someone explain? Could someone explain why capturing with the h-pawn is better and/or I shouldn't be afraid of the non-existent battery?
I feel like this is something I gotta understand.