You are damned if you do damned if you don't, and damned if you stand in the middle ground. Vote who, how, and why you want to vote. I really do not understand how people can think of a vote any other way. It is your vote, their vote is their vote.
I really did enjoy reading all of these comments on your spot, I am flabbergasted that people don't understand that a vote belongs to the person that is giving it. The size of the vote is based on how much a person has powered up, or a person has delegated to them.
If people think a post is over rewarded, (ie: they don't want your vote), they can always down vote themselves and each other, We have two votes, up vote and down vote. Right now there are no set standards in writing as to why a post can be down voted, likewise no set standard as to why a post can be up voted.
Manual or automated method of voting, I have seen some votes from you that would indicate some manual voting, (I peaked in hivetask thing). You have a lot of HP, full on manual voting is simply not possible, I have a hard time manually voting the number of people I like, the number of post I find interesting, and the number of people I want to keep posting, so while I do not use a vote trail or a curation bot, I am not a 100% manual voter. I doubt that there really are very many full on manual voters.
Keep voting the way you want, and when you want.