I think another aspect is that I don't really know how much each of these bits is worth. Like, I've been told, but that has no real meaning since I got them for free.
At first I was just giving out 4 bits per boop (awesome sentence), but then my bit count went up by a ton after only a few boops. I felt that social pressure to adjust my valuation of bits and give out more per boop.
Once it's tied to a dollar value, I wonder how I'll actually react. I'm trying to pretend, but it's hard since it's just not my money.