Over here in the cute tiny Kingdom of the Oranges (I live in the Netherlands and am Dutch) applause has inflated so much, the audience in whatever theatre always rises clapping at the end of a performance. If you do not think it was that great and keep sitting down, people stare at you as if you are seagull shit on a Rembrandt. You have to rise anyhow to see more than the backs of the audience before you.
Inflate it will, this new system. I gave you 26 claps though. One for every sentence. I counted them…. Because I agree with you and found your post funny. For a pianist 26 taps are not that hard to do, so don’t feel guilty.
All in all you get my applause, but I keep sitting down, if you don’t mind.