I count for myself. I really couldn't care less what anyone else is doing or not.
I don’t think most of the posts in this thread are intended in a competitive way. I took at as just, you know, when you love chasing, it’s fun to discuss all of these subjective nuances on the continuum of possible experiences. I, for one, have a somewhat geeky interest in taxonomy, so this topic kind of relates.
Having said that, I am sure that for some chasers their “count” is a source of competitive pride, and I could see this making a great topic for a future Dead Chasers Society video!