I pretty much always want to respond, when someones commenting on me..... and I do want to have atleast a thank you comment from a regurlar member (though I don't find it completely necessary)... That said depending on how popular the artist is, I might not even bother to comment as they might not even read it anyways....
It's interesting that a simple thank-you and no response necessary are at a practical tie.
I like a detailed response, because when I comment I usually put a lot of thought into it- and I try to say more than "thanks" every time. I like to try and connect with my audience, and I like to feel that my comments are thought provoking I suppose ahah. I am such a chatterbox too so it's nice to have a conversation with strangers.
I think we've discussed this before... I understand people are busy but even just a thank you is appreciated.
If I'm going to write more than PURDY I WUV IT! I want more than ............... Of course, like I said to the fave thing, I don't chase people down and flip nuts over it.
At the same time, 98 percent of the time, I don't really pay attention to what comments are replied to, but if I do notice I comment on the same persons work over and over with REAL comments, I stop commenting why waste both our time?
I guess it really depends. I prefer a response, but I don't go all crazy and rampant if I don't get one. But response are appreciated...