RE: Your 2 Cent Vote is Worthless, The Real Deal on Dust Votes
I do not want to give up the gesture to say 'thank you' with my upvote. Especially if I do not answer a comment, from whatever reasons, it is my way of confirming that I have read it and I liked it. Because it's about the people, not the money ;)
And even if there is no payout, it is counted to the vest. (That's what I read).