I don't live here enough to have really clued-in to this little claps kerfuffle, but I agree completely with your take on it.
When I get any kind of response to my ramblings and photos I am pleased, and that's it. Some views: nice. Some claps: also nice. Highlights or comments: extra nice, because somebody took the time to really consider what I wrote. Gives me a little inner chill.
But moaning about Not Enough Claps? Ecch. Sounds way too entitled to me.