I appreciate the discussion here.
However, and as you can probably guess, I am also not keen on the self-voting of comments. Your actions were brought to my attention by this post:
As you can see, you stand out like a sore thumb and rate highly amongst those rewarded by their comments. With Hive, we have a new opportunity to promote good behaviors and I think that voting on the comments of others will in time attract people to your content, likely with votes in return.