That was very nice in what you were doing, and if nobody said that to you much, that's just the way people are sometimes. That's too bad (really) that you gave, and people didn't take, usually they take, for whatever reason. (I have noticed in the last few years that has happened to more people like you than it seems)
I definitely understand your reasoning though, it makes sense, and human nature is strange sometimes.
Now you can probably imagine how Santa Claus must feel. heheh
Really, to be honest, I read this page and saw your examples, and I wondered how you did the manual thing, and it made me wonder how I'd be at it, and I plan on trying it, so it helped me, just by looking at your shots. (I don't know if I can do it yet, of course)
The main thing is, I really do hope that it hasn't made you think bad of people in general, and think that people aren't worth it.
Thanks for trying, I'm sure that some, or a lot were like me, they just didn't say they did check things out, or say, "Thanks!".
Thank you for trying to reach the masses, and I hope things work out better in whatever it is that you do next. You definitely can't say that you didn't try.