I use the 'connect' tool a lot to split polygons. I tend to use the pen tool to draw a n-gon, then turn it into quads by selecting pairs of points, and using 'connect'.
I'm a bit frustrated though, as after using 'connect' it leaves the points selected, so I have to manually deselect them before moving on to the next pair. It's a bit of a pain.
I vaguely remember that the tool used to deselect the points after use, but I'm not sure if:

1) my memory is playing tricks on me

2) There is an behaviour option I haven't stumbled across

3) Maybe there's a better tool that does what I want. Add edges comes close, but there's a lot of dragging and right-clicking.

Any thoughts..?