Yes. Very much so.
Even though I really need to dislike a post to not clap on it. I can’t seem to be able to clap less than, say, 25.
I find it hard.
I’ve realized ( and after reading lots of pieces by fellow Medium writers), that it really boils down to a complex, inexistent debate settled by the answer to your subtitle:
Not all claps are created equally.
Given the nature of the algorithm, this is such a pain to hassle with as a writer.
I’d rather not.
Now, I tend to clap with my feelings at the moment and I don’t feel bad when a piece leave me without feelings.