Following the same "logic", as soon as I hear a signal that is fairly strong my first instinct is to drop the power to the 1/2W setting. I get all excited when I hear the station come back to me knowing that I am using QRPp power. It's my happiest place to be in. The signal reports are generally 559 and I am fine with that. I also do not want to minimize the appreciation I have for the other operators who are willing to work my weak signal. Without them I would be sitting at my operating position destined to be frustrated. I thank you all.
One other thing, I believe, that works in my favour is that I have low expectations and I am easily satisfied. If I can sit down at the radio and make 1 or 2 QSOs I am perfectly happy. I am not one to sit for hours making contacts which is probably why I am not a contest operator. Perhaps my attention span is too short...either that or it's because I know I have other chores I know I should be doing.