I'm kind of thanks, rep. happy, more with thanks. The way I see it, if your post is useful, thoughtful, funny or clever your getting thanks from me. Sometimes I have to slow down as I will run out too soon. If your post is VERY useful, informative, thoughtful, funny or clever you get a rep. and maybe a thanks to.... yes, I've been known to give both , depends on the timing of things. Even when I don't agree with a post but it was thought provoking and or informative, I thanks or rep. Some people like our awesome thread posters and those who dig up real good info, I don't want them overlooked, they are doing the hard work and should get noticed for it. Also, newbies that are just getting their feet wet and are brave enough to post something useful, I'm all over that too.
I wouldn't say I'm a whore about it but I give it out enough that you could call me a real friendly neighbor.