I think you can also go with a smaller cuff to lessen the visual effect of shortening the leg- like a 1 5/8" cuff instead of 1 3/4. I know bigger cuffs are "in" but I think the sizes I mentioned are more traditional(?)
In the case of odd gray wool pants I stand by my earlier comments, but in the case of suits I'd agree that cuffs may give a more "country" look to some, but I don't think it is a problem. I don't have cuffs on my blue suits, just on the tweed and heavy winter stuff , which I feel is more old-school....but again it's all about preference, not right v. wrong.
Good topic though!